Two Dead As Car Crashes Into Simpsonville Home, Others Injured

Two Dead As Car Crashes Into Simpsonville Home, Others Injured (Image 1)
Two Dead As Car Crashes Into Simpsonville Home, Others Injured (Image 1)

A wreck in Simpsonville has killed two people and injured another.

The wreck happened on Hunters Woods Drive, just off of Fairview Road Tuesday evening around 10:30 p.m. Greenville County officials say a Chevy Trailblazer hit a mailbox on the right side of the road, over-corrected, and ran off the left side of the roadway. It then knocked down several trees, before overturning, and hitting a home.

The County Coroner’s Office says 42-year-old Richard Benjamin Belew of Fountain Inn was ejected from the car and died at the scene. A second passenger, 21-year-old Shannon Leigh Hitt of Laurens, was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where she later died due to blunt force trauma of the head and chest.

7 On Your Side is still working to learn the condition of a third passenger in the vehicle.

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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