CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – One person has died and two more were injured on Friday in a head-on collision just south of Gaffney.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, at around 2:30 p.m., troopers were called to a wreck on Brick House Road near Rose Road, about five miles south of Gaffney.
According to the highway patrol, a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck was travelling west on Brick House Road and crossed the center line, hitting a SUV.
The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the driver as Gene Turney, 66 of Plantation Drive.
The driver and passenger of the SUV were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Fowler said this is the ninth traffic fatality in Cherokee County this year.