Fatal Accident Near Waterloo

A fatal single vehicle accident occurred near Waterloo on Thursday evening.

According to Lance Corporal Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol at about 8:15pm Thursday a 1999 Acura 2 Door was travelling south on Harris Springs Road near the Rolling S Golf Course when it crossed the center line of the roadway.  The driver then over corrected and ran off the right hand side of the road.  The vehicle struck a tree, overturned then struck another tree.

The driver, who was the car’s only occupant, was wearing a seatbelt but was entrapped and did die at the scene.  Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek identified the deceased as 49 year old Eugene Fleeman, Jr. of Walker Street in Waterloo.  He was pronounced dead at 8:20 PM due to multiple blunt force trauma.