Pedestrian Fatality Identified

Additional information is now available about Tuesday morning’s fatal accident in northern Laurens County.

According to Lance Corporal Justin Sutherland of the South Carolina Highway Patrol the accident occurred at 5:27 AM on Mordeci Mountain Road near Durbin Church Road about 4 miles south of Fountain Inn.  He states that a 17 year old from the Gray Court area was driving a 1995 Honda Civic north on Mordeci Mountain Road when the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was walking in the northbound lane of travel.

Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek of the Laurens County Coroner’s Office tells WLBG that the pedestrian, 29 year old Jessica Prater of 73 Williams Road in Gray Court was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt force trauma to the head.

Lance Corporal Sutherland states that there are no charges expected as a result of the accident.