County employee killed, deputy hospitalized after Spartanburg Co. crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a county employee on Wednesday.
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 2:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:59 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a county employee on Wednesday.

The crash occurred on Pine Street near Brown Road around 1:20 p.m.

According to troopers, a man in a Ford pickup truck tried to enter Pine Street from Brown Road and was struck in the driver’s side by the deputy.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said the deputy was transported to the hospital.

The 63-year-old man in the pickup truck died at the hospital from his injuries. The victim, Charles Ricky Graham, was an employee of Spartanburg County Roads and Bridges, the coroner said.

Spartanburg County said Graham worked there for about 20 years and was a valued member of the team.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our County family members, Charles “Rick” Graham, who died after a crash Wednesday afternoon. Rick worked for Spartanburg County for nearly 20 years and was a valued member of our Roads & Bridges Department.”

Spartanburg County

The crash remains under investigation by the MAIT team.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.