Pickens Co Driver killed on Icy Road
A deadly traffic accident Friday morning in Pickens County is being blamed on the weather. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley reports that 52-year-old James Allen Carroll of Liberty died in the single-vehicle wreck on Highway 123. Carroll was driving a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck. According to troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened after 11am near mile marker 16 in Easley. Apparently, Carroll lost control of the truck on the icy road, ran off the right side and then flipped. He was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers stated that Carroll’s son was rushed to Greenville Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries. There is no word on his condition at this time. The accident is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.