PROSPERITY — A 57-year-old Newberry man was killed Wednesday night after he pulled out of a private driveway into the path of another vehicle on C.R. Koon Highway near Prosperity.
The S.C. Highway Patrol said John Thomas Moran pulled his four-door Nissan onto C.R. Koon Highway around 7 p.m. into the path of a Chevrolet driven by Russell Hawkins Pitts, 46, of Prosperity.
Pitts was taken to Newberry County Memorial Hospital for treatment, said Billy Elder, spokesman for the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Moran was pronounced dead at the scene, Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said. Moran was not wearing a seatbelt.
This is the first fatal wreck of the year in Newberry County, Newton said.