Coroner releases names of 2 killed in Spartanburg County crash

The crash occurred on Highway 221 North near Ezell Road.
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 7:53 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 10:59 PM EDT
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CHESNEE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office was called to the scene of a collision that claimed two lives on Friday night.

The crash occurred on Highway 221 North near Ezell Road around 5:15 p.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said four people were in a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east on Ezell Road. The Jeep attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 221 and collided with a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

A total of five people were injured in the collision.

A passenger in the Jeep succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash. A second victim passed away at the hospital.

The coroner identified the victims as 45-year-old Jennifer Frye Tucker and 54-year-old Gena Renae Kirby.

“Please keep the families of these two victims in your thoughts and prayers during their time of loss and grief,” Coroner Rusty Clevenger said.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.