Driver dies after fiery crash on Hwy 146 in Spartanburg Co.

Roebuck fiery truck crash on Hwy 146
Photo courtesy Roebuck fire Department

SPARTANBURG COUNTY (WSPA) – A driver pulled from a burning car by passing drivers after an accident on Highway 146 in Spartanburg County has died from injuries suffered in the crash.

A car and truck collided head on Monday morning on Highway 146 about two miles east on Woodruff.

Troopers say the driver of the car died from his injuries at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The coroner says Frank Robert Kleckner, 61, of Grace Chapel Road was killed.

Kleckner was a track coach and teacher at Southside Christian School.

Roebuck firefighters were called to assist in the accident where crews from Hobbysville, Woodruff, Cross Anchor and Enoree had responded.

Both drivers were out of the vehicles by the time firefighters arrived, according to the Roebuck Fire Department.

A Hobbysville firefighter says one man pulled the driver out of the burning car to a safe distance from the vehicle. A second person who stopped performed CPR on him.

Troopers say Kleckner and a 42-year-old Enoree man crashed head on. The other driver was injured and taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Trooper Joe Hovis said charges are pending.

Photos courtesy Roebuck Fire Department


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