Piedmont Highway scene 8/11

Multiple agencies were on scene of an apparent accident along Piedmont Highway on August 11, 2020. 

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person died and another two were injured in a collision involving a car that was trying to evade law enforcement Tuesday afternoon. 

According to troopers, a 2019 Kia four-door had been stopped by Greenville County deputies on Davis Road. The driver reportedly took off during the traffic stop, traveling south on the roadway. 

The sheriff's office says deputies did not engage in a chase with the suspect. 

Troopers say after fleeing the deputy, the vehicle disregarded a stop sign, and was struck by a GMC SUV traveling west on Piedmont Highway around 4:28 p.m.

The sheriff's office says deputies in the area of Piedmont Highway came across the crash and rendered first aid to everyone in the crash. According to the sheriff's office, one deputy who is a certified paramedic, performed life-saving measures on the most critically injured. 

The driver of the SUV was transported to Prisma Health Greenville for their injuries. Both the driver and passenger of the Kia were also injured and transported. 

Troopers said the driver of the Kia passed away at the hospital. The Greenville County Coroner later identified the deceased as Nicholas Lee Holmes, 35, of Florida Avenue in Greenville. 

The accident is under investigation by SCHP with the assistance of their MAIT Team. Stay with FOX Carolina for updates. 


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