Gaffney man killed in Blacksburg crash

A Gaffney man was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 198 near Blacksburg.

30-year-old William Tessner died after his 1998 Honda Accord struck a tractor trailer while trying to pass which sent the car down an embankment just after 1:30pm.

According to the Cherokee County coroner, Tessner was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner says this was the first traffic death of 2016 in that county.

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