Highway Patrol: Teen driver charged, passenger killed in Anderson Co. crash

The fatal accident on Holiday Dam Road, near Belton. (FOX Carolina/ July 25, 2018)

One person is dead after an accident in Anderson County on Wednesday.

Highway Patrol tells FOX Carolina a person driving a Chevy Tahoe was heading south on Holiday Dam Road when the driver of a Nissan Altima heading north crossed the center line.

The collision was head-on, and resulted in the death of the only passenger in the Tahoe, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. The victim was identified as Kala Denise Fletcher, 35, of Honea Path.

The Anderson County Coroner says Fletcher's official cause of death has been listed as blunt force trauma as a result of the accident.

All four people in the Altima were juveniles, including one passenger troopers have not identified yet. Troopers confirm a total of five patients are in area hospitals: the four juveniles in the Altima and the driver of the Tahoe.

Some of those hospitalized have been described as "critically injured" by the coroner.

The driver of the Nissan, a 16-year-old, has been charged with left of center.

The crash remains under investigation.

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