Fatal Collision On Highway 72

A Fatal Collision occurred Thursday Morning on Highway 72, according to State Highway Patrol.

Aimi Pretty Perrett, 27, of Greenwood was pronounce dead at the scene of the wreck at 7:54 a.m. Thursday, according to the Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner.

The  fatal collision happened, three miles west of Cross Hill on Highway 72, said Highway Patrol officer Hovis. The driver of a 2003 Toyota sedan was traveling west on the highway when the car ran off the right side of the road. The driver overcorrected, crossed the centerline and was struck by an oncoming 2007 Mercury SUV, according the Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Toyota died at the scene of the wreck and was trapped in their vehicle and had to be mechanically extracted.

The Mercury’s driver, a 26-year-old woman from Spartanburg, was injured and taken to Self Regional for Treatment.  An autopsy will be performed this morning, according to Laurens county Chief Deputy Coroner.