Teen driver in fatal crash had 2 times legal limit of alcohol in system

Lenard Tanner
Lenard Tanner

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – Two teenagers died in a single-car crash Wednesday night in Anderson County.

The driver had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, according to Anderson County Coroner Charlie Boseman.

Boseman says the driver, Lenard Tanner, 18, of Anderson, did not have a driver’s license, only his driver’s permit.

Troopers say the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. on True Temper Road, 3.3 miles of Anderson.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver ran through a stop sign, crossed Airline Road, and hit several trees.

Tanner was taken to the hospital, where he later died, Boseman says.

The passenger, Calvin Chester, 18, of Anderson, died at the scene and he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, according to Boseman.


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