2nd Fatal wreck - single vehicle & pickup, school bus collide
Laurens County's first traffic fatality of 2016 occurred this afternoon on Hwy 221 in Waterloo.
A report said a pick-up truck and District 55 bus collided head-on about 4 pm today at River Fork Road, killing the pick-up driver. Three aides and the bus driver were transported to Laurens hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The lone student on the bus (it was near the end of its route) was taken to the hospital by a parent. Christopher Lingerfelter, 46, of Waterloo died at the scene. He wasn't wearing a seat belt and had to be cut from the wreckage, a report said.
A report said an autopsy is scheduled in Greenville as part of the investigation by the Laurens County Coroner's Office. Wreck re-construction and investigation is being handled by the SC Highway Patrol.