500 Motor Vehicle Collisions Reported in Northwest Corner of South Carolina from Ice

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that over 500 wrecks, or collisions, occurred during the icy weather that came into the upstate on Friday, January 25, 2013. The northwestern corner of South Carolina, also known as the "Golden Corner", was blanketed with freezing rain early on Friday causing Pickens and Oconee County government offices to close early. 

Unfortunately, a fatality was reported in Pickens County when 52-year-old, James Allen Carroll, lost control of his 2003 F-250 pickup on an icy patch on U.S. 123. Another fatal collision occurred in Spartanburg County in a multiple car pile up.  All other wrecks and collisions reported indicated non-fatal injuries.

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES:

Anderson Independent:  "Icy Weather in Upstate Brings Two Fatal Accidents, Many School and Office Closures"

The Post and Courier: "Hundreds of South Carolina Wrecks Blamed on Icy Roads"

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