Accident Claims Life of South Carolina House Candidate

Jessicka Spearman, a candidate for the South Carolina Senate, announced that her husband, Eric Childs, who was also running for office, tragically died in a car accident early Friday morning. Childs, a 39-year-old combat veteran and father, was campaigning for the South Carolina House District 6 seat in Anderson County. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. on Augusta Road near Lickville Road in Greenville County when Childs’ vehicle collided with a parked tractor-trailer.