Services set for WYFF journalists killed in crash in Polk Co.


(WSPA) – A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for a WYFF photojournalist who died in a crash on Highway 176 in Polk County on Monday.

 Aaron Smeltzer’s fiancé, Heather Lawter, told us that the service will be held at Seawright Funeral Home in Inman on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lawter said the public is welcome to attend the Celebration of Life.

Smeltzer and WYFF reporter/anchor Mike McCormick died Monday after a tree fell on their news vehicle while reporting on storms in Western North Carolina.

McCormick’s visitation will be held Friday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St. in Spartanburg, according to the funeral home’s website.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Central United Methodist Church, 233 N. Church St. in Spartanburg.

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