Crash in Anderson County leaves one dead, high school student injured

The latest on a deadly crash in Anderson County
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 4:01 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 5:32 PM EDT
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STARR, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Anderson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim of a deadly crash that happened on Tuesday afternoon.

The Coroner said the crash happened on Highway 81 near Whit Chamblee Road shortly after 3:30 p.m.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers, the victim’s vehicle was traveling south on Highway 81 in the right lane when the driver tried to turn left and was hit by another car in the left lane.

The Coroner said the victim’s vehicle then overturned and landed in an open field. Sadly, the victim was partially ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 74-year-old James M. McMahan from Iva, SC.

Officials from Anderson School District 3 confirmed that a student from Crescent High School was also taken to the hospital with injuries. Troopers said the student was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.