Two Fatal Wrecks Today

A Laurens man was killed this afternoon while operating a tractor on Highway 308 near Fleming Mill Road. Reports indicate the tractor and a car collided. Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek identified the deceased as 29-year-old Wesley Chad Robinson of Fieldcrest Drive, Laurens. She said Robinson died of blunt force trauma to his chest, at 2:05 this (Thursday) afternoon.


There was a single-vehicle fatal crash in Joanna this afternoon. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Corporal Gary Miller said this happened at 4:13 pm on SC Highway 66 near Chilton Drive. He said a 1996 GMC pickup was traveling west on Highway 66 when it ran off the right side of the road, struck a mail box, then ran off the left side, overturned and struck a tree. He said the driver was entrapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by mechanical means. He was pronounced dead on the scene.