Woman ID’d in deadly wrong-way crash on I-385

GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers say a Laurens woman was killed in a wrong-way crash in Greenville County.

Trooper Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 4:08 a.m. Friday on northbound I-385 near Fountain Inn.

A 19-year-old Piedmont woman driving south in the northbound lane crashed head-on into another vehicle at mile marker 24, according to Hovis.

Troopers say a 72-year-old Laurens woman driving the other vehicle was trapped and had to be extricated. She died at the scene of the accident.

The coroner has identified the victim as Geraldine Overstreet Bailey, 72, of Browning Ave., Joanna, SC.

The report says she was a passenger in an car and was wearing a seatbelt.

She died from blunt force trauma, according to the report.

Hovis said the teen girl driving the other vehicle was not hurt in the crash. It’s unknown if she was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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