Man, 2 Children Killed Near Hickory Tavern

A man and two small children were killed in a crash in western Laurens County on Monday afternoon.

According to Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols, the crash occurred on Neely Ferry Road near the intersection with Lollis Road about 3 miles south of Hickory Taven at 1:47 this afternoon.

The single vehicle accident involved a ¾ ton Chevrolet Pickup which  was towing a trailer.  The vehicle left the roadway and struck an oak tree.  The impact killed the driver and two children who were passengers.

Killed were 67 year old Lonnie Owens of 105 Henry Street in Clinton, 6 year old RaShaun Mims of 100 Countryside Circle in Clinton and 3 year old A-Shauna Mims also of 100 Countryside Circle in Clinton.  All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Reports indicate that another passenger was injured and flown to a Greenville hospital.

WLBG and wlbg.com will have further details on this tragedy as soon as they become available.