SC Man Juwan Andrew Jenkins ID’d As Victim In Fatal Sunday Anderson Crash

ANDERSON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Juwan Andrew Jenkins has been identified as the victim in a Anderson County crash early Sunday morning.

Jenkins, 23, was operating a 2010 Nissan Versa when, for unknown reasons, exited the roadway and struck a metal pole on Whitehall road in Anderson County.

A crash report noted that Jenkins was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

An upstate man died after running off the road and hitting a metal pole, troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. Sunday on Whitehall road in Anderson County. Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman identified the victim as Juwan Andrew Jenki. Continue reading

SC Man ID’d As Victim In Fatal Thursday Spartanburg I-26 Crash

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Wayne Jerome Johnson, of Landrum, SC, has been identified as the victim killed following a collision Thursday evening on Interstate 26.

AKA, “Larry” Johnson, 62, died in a crash involving a pickup truck and a Honda Pilot in Spartanburg, SC, early Thursday evening, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

Johnson was securing a load in the back of a Ford F-150 pickup truck on I-26 when he was struck by a Honda Pilot who veered in the shoulder. He was ejected during the collision.

SCHP says the driver of a 2005 Honda Pilot was traveling east on the interstate when she veered off the right side of the road and struck the 2003 Ford F-150 around 5:40 p.m. near mile marker 8, just 3 miles east of Inman. Continue reading

REPORT: Myrtle Beach RipTydz Grille Employee Shot Dead Sunday

MYRTLE BEACH, SC, (THECOUNT) — One person is dead and police say they have a person in custody following at Shooting at Riptydz, located in Myrtle Beach, SC, early Sunday morning.

Police have not named the victim in the shooting. Police radio traffic indicated the victim was shot in the head.

Around 1:15 a.m., Myrtle Beach police responded to a shooting at Riptydz Oceanfront Grille, 1210 N. Ocean Blvd., according to the police department. Continue reading

SAD UPDATE: SC Teen Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Thursday Dies In Hospital

SPARTANBURG, SC. (THECOUNT) — Ja’Liyah Fincher, the Spartanburg, SC, pedestrian struck by a vehicle Thursday, has passed away from her injuries, reports say.

Fincher, 16, who was struck by a car in a collision that occurred Thursday evening, died at the hospital Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The coroner said Ja’Liyah Fincher, 16, was taken to the hospital, where she died Saturday. Continue reading

SC Man Killed In Thursday Night Laurens Head-On Crash Identified As Carl Hurley

LAURENS COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Carl Hurley, of Laurens, SC, has been identified as the victim killed in a head-on crash late Thursday.

Hurley, 38, was operating a vehicle on Indian Mound Road in Laurens around 9:30 p.m., when for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines near Mount Pleasant Road, troopers say.

Hurley’s minivan struck an SUV head on.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

A crash reported noted that the victim was wearing a seatbelt that may have caused him to become entrapped.

Troopers said the driver of the SUV, a 20-year-old woman from Laurens and her 21-year-old female passenger, also from Laurens, were taken to the hospital. Continue reading

Young SC Woman Killed In Thursday Spartanburg Crash Identified As Jordane Micheii Bouchillon Of Greenville

SPARTANBURG, SC. (THECOUNT) — Jordane Micheii Bouchillon, of Greenville, SC, has been identified as the young woman killed in a crash on Business 85 in Spartanburg County Thursday morning.

Troopers said, Bouchillon, 22, was changing lanes in a Volkswagen sedan when she was struck by a International commercial truck.

The Volkswagen exited the roadway and overturned, troopers said. The victim was ejected from the vehicle during the violent collision.

Bouchillon was transported at an area hospital where she was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma of injuries consistent with the crash.

The coroner identified the deceased as Jordane Micheii Bouchillon of Overbrook Road Greenville. Bouchillon died at the hospital at 12:20 p.m. Continue reading

SC Man Struck And Killed By Lyman Train Saturday Identified As Shawn Michael Smith of Wellford

LYMAN, SC. (THECOUNT) — Shawn Michael Smith of Wellford, has been identified as the victim killed after struck by a train in Lyman, South Carolina, Saturday morning.

The Lyman Police Department confirmed that a pedestrian died after being struck by a train. Officers on scene said the fatality occurred Saturday morning at about 6:30 a.m. near Maplewood Drive & Wellford Rd, Lyman, SC.

According to police, Smith, 46, was lying across the train tracks when he was struck and killed.

The coroner identified the deceased as 46-year-old Shawn Michael Smith of Wellford. Continue reading

SC Woman Shot To Death Inside Greenville Home Saturday Identified

GREENVILLE, SC. (THECOUNT) — Rebecca Nicole Haenning, of Greenville, has been identified as the victim found shot in a Greenville residence Saturday.

Haenning, 38, was named by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office as the woman found suffering from a gunshot wound in her Albain Circle home.

Deputies said they responded to Albain Circle 12:35 a.m. Saturday on calls of shots fired. Upon arrival, first responders located Haenning suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

She was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The coroner identified the victim as 38-year-old Rebecca Nicole Haenning. Her cause of death was listed as gunshot wound to the torso. Continue reading

CarolinaFest Skydiving Victim Identified As 68-Year-Old Carolyn Clay Of Williamsburg VA

A Williamsburg woman who was killed in a skydiving accident in Chester County Thursday afternoon during the annual CarolinaFest event has been identified as Carolyn Clay of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Clay, 68, received “blunt force trauma” during what authorities are calling a “hard landing,” at the popular annual event. The accident is still being investigated but officials say they are focusing on what may have been the incorrect packing of Clay’s parachute.

Officials with SkyDive Carolina released the following statement saying in part that Clay was a “highly experienced” skydiver and completed over 15,000 skydives:

“The skydiver safely deployed their main parachute, but experienced a malfunction,” officials with Skydive Carolina said. Continue reading

Larson Burgess Identified As SC Victim In Saturday Fatal Roebuck Motorcycle Crash

Larson Burgess, has been identified by troopers as the victim who passed away at the hospital after crashing his motorcycle on SC-295 in Spartanburg County Saturday evening.

Burgess, from Avon Park, FL., was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle in Roebuck, SC., when the fatal crash occurred. He was 27.

Officials say, a motorcycle traveling south on SC-295 from Old Airport Rd., crashed after coming into contact with a merging 4-door Nissan at around 9:55 p.m. Burgess struck the driver’s side door of the Nissan and was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, troopers noted in a report. Continue reading