Charges pending in deadly crash in Oconee Co., troopers say

OCONEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers say charges are pending in a deadly crash in Oconee County.

The wreck happened early Thursday morning on Westminster Highway near Plant Road.

The coroner identified the victim as Francisco Garcia, 65, of East North Avenue.

Authorities say Garcia was driving a moped when he was struck by another vehicle.

Trooper Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said Garcia and a 25-year-old Westminster woman driving a 2015 Chevrolet were headed north on Highway 183 when the woman hit Garcia in the rear.

Garcia was thrown from the moped.

Garcia died at the scene of the accident from blunt force trauma.

Hovis said charges are pending.

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