2 Dead In Pickens Co. Crash

A Oconee Co. couple was killed in a head on collision Tuesday morning.

SC Highway Patrol reports that the fatal wreck happened in Pickens Co on SC 183 around 8:17 a.m.

The Pickens County Coroner’s Office identified the two victims as Connie Jean Holloman, 61, and Donald Elwood Holloman, 70, of Salem.

Kandy Kelley at the Pickens County coroner’s office tells us that Mrs. Holloman was pronounced dead at the scene and Mr. Holloman was taken to Greenville Memorial where he later died. Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.

Highway Patrol reports that the 2005 Ford 150 was headed south on SC 183 when the driver attempted to swerve to miss a vehicle that was also going south and turning onto Clear Dawn Rd. When the truck attempted to swerve he crossed the center line striking the 2015 Dodge van head on.

The 2005 Ford 150 driver Ernesto Ponce, and passenger Luis Garcia, were both taken to the hospital for their injures. Highway Patrol says it is unknown if they were wearing their seatbelt.

The SC Highway Patrol is still investigating this collision.

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