Troopers: 2 killed after car overturns, strikes utility pole in Spartanburg Co.; 1 other injured


The SC Highway Patrol, Spartanburg County Coroner and MAIT are investigating a single vehicle collision that killed two people on Gowan Road Tuesday evening.

The crash took place on Gowan Road at Pinefield Road around 6:45 p.m. Only one vehicle was involved.

Troopers say the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet SUV was heading west on Gowan Road when the driver ran off the road right, overturned and struck a utility pole. All three occupants in the vehicle were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle, troopers confirm.

The coroner said Eli Cagle, 18 from Campobello died at the scene.

The two others were both transported by EMS to Spartanburg Regional. One of those occupants, 21-year-old Tyler Hutcherson from Landrum, succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision at the hospital. The condition of the third occupant is unknown at this time.

The coroner said it is unclear who was driving the car at the time of the crash.

The collision is under investigation by the MAIT team.

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