One dead after fatal crash near Hickory Tavern


A 2-vehicle crash on S.C. 14 at Equinox Road, between Barksdale and Gray Court, took the life of a passenger in one of the vehicles early Wednesday morning.

According to Trooper Brandon Bolt of the S.C. Highway Patrol, a gold Chevrolet sedan was traveling east on Hwy. 14 and crossed the center line, colliding with a silver Honda sport-utility vehicle that was traveling west, at 5:50 a.m.

The passenger in the SUV died at the scene. Both drivers were transported to a Greenville emergency room with injuries.

The Laurens County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased as Patricia Black Wootton, 76, of Laurens, who died as a result of blunt-force trauma to the chest.