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.