Three Georgia Residents Involved in Friday SC Wreck

November 20, 2012

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla


Three Georgia motorists were part of a multiple-vehicle accident before sun-up Friday morning in South Carolina.

The crash took the life of Guy Arvid Nelson, a 60-year old resident of Oconee County in South Carolina’s Foxwood Hills development on Lake Hartwell.

A statement from the SC Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 6:40 Friday morning on S.C. State Route 11, nearly four miles south of Westminster.

According to reports, Nelson’s pickup truck crossed the center line of the two-lane road and side-swiped a sand truck, driven by William White of Canton, Georgia.  White was uninjured.

According to the patrol, the Nelson pickup then struck a second pickup driven by Jonathan Webb of Bowman, Georgia. Webb was airlifted to a Greenville hospital.  A fourth vehicle, a car, driven by Brenda Roach of Hartwell, Georgia collided with Webb’s truck.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said Nelson was a security guard at a manufacturing plant and, at the time of the accident, was believed to be headed toward his normal place for breakfast.