Three Injured In Fiery Anderson Co. Crash

Three people were injured after a fiery crash between two vehicles in Pelzer Saturday night on Highway 20.

According to crews at the scene, the wreck happened around 10:30 p.m. when two cars collided on a bridge crossing over the Saluda river. The road was closed for more than two hours as emergency response teams worked to clear the area.

Eye witness testimony from our Channel 7 news crew at the location stated that the West Pelzer Fire Department put out the flames and Pelzer Emergency Medical Services with help from the Medshore Ambulance Services took the crash victims to the hospital.

Even a bystander reportedly came over to help a man escape the burning car and a woman was able to escape on her own. The driver of the car that was not on fire and her dog were able to get out of their vehicle as well.

There was uncertainty at the scene whether a third person was in the burning car. The Anderson County Technical Rescue Team had divers as well as a boat, and the South Greenville firefighters brought a boat as well. Rescuers checked the river but did not find anyone else.

Anderson County Coroner Charlie Boseman says Sunday that he was not called to the scene for any fatalities.

SC Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of this crash.

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