PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) - Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol said one person has died and another was hospitalized after a head-on crash in Pickens County.
The wreck happened on Old Easley Highway near Simpson Drive just before noon.
Troopers said a 2019 Chevy pickup crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Dodge pickup head-on.
Both drivers were not wearing seat belts, were entrapped, and had to be freed from their vehicles, troopers said.
The driver of the Dodge passed away.
The coroner on Friday identified the deceased as Mark Brent Smith, 72, of Davidson Drive in Easley.
Smith died from blunt force trauma, the coroner said.