One Dead After Cherokee Co. Wreck

South Carolina Highway Patrol reports that one is dead after a single vehicle collision that happened Monday night in Cherokee Co.

Cherokee County Coroner, Dennis Fowler tells us that the victim was James Donald Blanton, Jr. of Gaffney.

The fatal wreck occurred on N Green River Rd and Potter Rd at 6:30 p.m.

Highway Patrol tells us Blanton Jr. was driving south on N Green River Rd when he ran off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected, drove off the left side of the road and struck a driveway curb.

Fowler says the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected around 75 yards from the vehicle.

Blanton Jr. was taken to Mary Black Health System-Gaffney were he died at 7:28 p.m.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

An investigation is still on going by the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office and SC Highway Patrol, but they believe that speed was a factor.


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