Whitmire fatality claims 2 lives

October 29, 2013

WHITMIRE — A Whitmire wreck claims the lives of two adults from a Saturday incident on S.C. 66.

Garrick Bledsoe and Kayla Marie Stephens, 26, both of Whitmire died from the wreck. Bledsoe died instantly at the scene Saturday night and he was the driver while Stephens died around 6:45 p.m. Oct. 29 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, according to the Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton.

The third passenger is an eight year juvenile who is still alive. She was totally ejected from the truck and airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The driver was heading west on S.C. 66 and ran off the right side of the road when she over corrected the truck and then ran off to the left side striking the embankment and overturning in the road. None of the subjects were wearing seat belts.