One person dies in car accident in Laurens, coroner says

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LAURENS, S.C. (WSPA) – One person is dead following a car accident in Laurens Sunday night, Laurens County Deputy Coroner Robin Morse said.

According to a release from the coroner’s office, the victim was identified as 27-year-old Jeffrey Ravon Smith Jr., of Laurens. Smith was involved in an accident on Swygert St. in Laurens around 6:00 p.m. Sunday night.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Smith and another vehicle were both traveling north on Swygert St. around 5:50 p.m. just before the collision. When the other vehicle began to turn left onto Stevens St., Smith struck the vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. SCHP said Smith was not wearing a helmet.

The other driver and passengers were uninjured.

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