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5 killed in weekend crashes across Upstate

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South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers and rescue crews were busy during the weekend, investigating five fatal crashes in the Upstate.

The Greenville County Coroner said Emory Greenway died Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed into a car. Troopers said Greenway was turning left onto Welcome Drive off of Highway 81 when he hit an oncoming car, then struck a guard rail and went down an embankment. Investigators said a passenger on the motorcycle was badly hurt.

Troopers were also investigating a crash in Abbeville County where they said a man was killed Saturday morning after he was ejected from his pickup truck. Troopers said the driver was headed south on Highway 71 when he ran off the road, hit a ditch, several trees and then rolled over.

In Pickens County, officials said 89-year-old Samuel Scott of Easley died Saturday. Troopers said Scott was driving his 2009 Toyota sedan on Popefield Road when he crossed the center line and crashed into another car. He died at the hospital.

In Spartanburg County, the coroner said 65-year-old Jayantibhai Naik, of Boiling Springs, died from injuries he sustained when drove his Honda sedan off the road and hit a tree along McMillan Drive just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Naik was taken to the hospital and died Saturday night and his cause of death is still pending toxicology results.

Friday night in Spartanburg, the coroner said a pedestrian died after he was hit by a car after jumping in front of the vehicle. The coroner said 39-year-old Gene Pearson Jr. died at the hospital and authorities were investigating statements that he jumped from a truck and was hit by the car near Old Furnace Road and Asheville Highway.

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