Deadly Crash Near Easley Under Investigation

On Saturday afternoon at 12:20 PM, a two-vehicle accident occurred on Calhoun Memorial Highway in Easley, SC involving Lemuel Owen Smith, 67, of Easley. Lemuel, the unrestrained driver of one vehicle, was struck by another vehicle while pulling out onto Hwy. 123. He was partially ejected from the vehicle, according to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office, and despite treatment by PCEMS on the scene, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in Lemuel’s vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle were both transported to Prisma GMH by PCEMS and LifeNet 10 helicopter; their conditions remain unknown. The cause and manner of Lemuel’s death are currently under investigation by the Pickens County Coroner’s Office and Easley PD.