One killed, one hurt in Anderson Co. crash

One person was killed and another person injured in a car crash on Old River Road near Piedmont in Anderson County.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Travis Denard of Piedmont was driving a Chevrolet Corvette, ran off the right side of the road and struck a fence and a tree just after 9:30pm Thursday.

Troopers say Denard was not wearing a seat belt and was trapped in the car. They had to use mechanical means to get him out, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

There was a passenger in the vehicle, as well. Troopers say a 25-year-old man from Piedmont was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by ambulance. They say he was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Anderson County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

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