Prayer service held for Upstate teacher, coach killed in crash

Frank Kleckner


GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A prayer service was held Monday night after a head-on collision took the life of a beloved teacher and track coach at Southside Christian School.

The coroner said 61-year-old Frank Robert Kleckner died from injuries he suffered Monday morning in a crash on Cross Anchor Road/Highway 146 near Woodruff.

Firefighters who responded to the head-on crash say Kleckner was pulled from a burning car by passing drivers. One of them performed CPR on him, according to firefighters.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says Kleckner was driving west on the highway when he and a 42-year-old Enoree man crashed head. Kleckner and the other driver were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for their injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

A prayer service was held Monday evening for Kleckner at the school where exams were canceled after his death.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says Kleckner was driving west on the highway when he and a 42-year-old Enoree man crashed head. Kleckner and the other driver were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for their injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s