4 die in crash
Four people are dead after a 3-vehicle crash today near Laurens.
The victims were identified as:
-- Bruce Blair, 54;
-- Hunter Carter, 18;
-- Kirslyn Richardson, 16; and
-- Charner Inabinet, 15.
They died in a crash involving a 2003 Toyota Tacoma, a 2012 Nissan Altima and a 2010 Dodge Charger on Hwy 221 at New Prospect Road, Laurens, Sunday morning. It had rained throughout the morning in Laurens County, and early in the day, ice was forming on trees. Three people in the Toyota died - none were wearing seat belts, the SC Highway Patrol said. It was the 2nd through 5th traffic fatalities of the year in Laurens County; a child was struck by a car and injured late last week in this same area.
The driver of the Charger was taken to a hospital. Cause of death for all victims was blunt force trauma, a report from the Laurens County Coroner's Office said.