UPDATE: A second fatal crash occurred in Greenwood County on Saturday evening. The latest accident happened shortly before 9 pm according to troopers on the scene. The crash happened at Hwy 72 US 221 at the intersection of Brickyard Road, Evans Pond and Hillcrest Farm Road, see map below. According to troopers, two motorcycles, a 2005 Nissan and a 1999 Jeep were involved in the collision. See information about a fatal accident in Greenwood County from Saturday afternoon here.
According to the Highway Patrol, the Jeep was struck by the motorcycles, troopers said. One of the motorcycles ran off the road, and the other was subsequently hit by the Nissan.
Neither of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets according to SCHP. Both motorcycle passengers were also ejected from their vehicles.
The Greenwood County Coroner identified the victims of the crash as 57-year-old Thomas Edward Burdette and 45-year-old John Wilson Ruley Jr. The coroner said both men died on scene from blunt force trauma. Media Release - Ruley - Burdette(1)
The driver of the Nissan, 22-year-old Shaundrece Clark, was charged with two counts of felony DUI and two counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, according to troopers. Official reports also stated that Clark was further charged with open container and simple possession of marijuana.