3-year-old Spartanburg boy killed in DUI crash on the way to birthday party, troopers say

A 3-year-old from Spartanburg has died as a result of a crash that occurred in Ridgeville on April 14th. The child's mother was also hospitalized
Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 11:54 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2023 at 3:57 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers announced that a man is facing multiple charges following a crash that killed a 3-year-old from Spartanburg County last week.

Troopers said the crash happened along US 176 near Lebanon Road in Berkeley County on Friday, April 14, at around 9:50 p.m. According to troopers, an SUV and truck were going in opposite directions on US 176 when they collided.

A young boy from Spartanburg, 3-year-old Grayson Nash, and his mother were in the SUV at the time of the crash, headed to a birthday party.

Grayson Nash, 3, sadly died from his injuries.
Grayson Nash, 3, sadly died from his injuries.(GoFundMe)

Family members said Grayson received immediate surgery to remove parts of his skull to release the pressure off his brain and decrease his blood loss. He received several more surgeries and was put on life support.

Tragically, Grayson passed away on Friday, April 21.

On Wednesday, April 26, Nash’s family shared on their GoFundMe that his organs had been donated, and his kidneys went to a child in New York. “It’s such a blessing to know that his legacy will live on forever through the children he is now giving life to,” his family wrote in the post.

The driver of the truck, 48-year-old Patrick Montgomery, was taken into custody following the crash and charged with DUI involving death and DUI with great bodily injury.

Patrick Montgomery
Patrick Montgomery(Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

We will update this article when we learn more.