Driver Charged After Six-Vehicle Wreck in Spartanburg, SC


January 18, 2019

SPARTANBURG, SC. – According to an online news story reported at wspa.com, a driver has been criminally charged in connection with a six-vehicle wreck that occurred January 8 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Some of the details of the crash are not yet completely clear, including what caused the crash.* 

The wreck occurred on the afternoon of January 8, but reports did not say exactly what time. The Spartanburg Police Department reported that a vehicle crashed into two other vehicles at the intersection of Southport Road and Cedar Springs Road in Spartanburg. The first vehicle then flipped and struck three additional vehicles. 

Minor injuries were reported, but officials did not say how many people were injured. They also did not say how many people required medical treatment beyond the scene. No one except the driver of the first vehicle has been identified. This driver, 26-year-old Winston Carl Skipper, of Spartanburg, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was released from treatment and transferred to police custody. 

Skipper has been charged with hit-and-run person injury, disregarding a traffic signal, leaving the scene of an accident, and vandalism. The cause and circumstances of the crash were not reported, but the charges against Skipper seem to suggest that he ran a light or stop sign, which resulted in the initial crash. It also appears from the charges that he tried to leave the scene at one point during the incident or left the scene and was later apprehended. 

The crash is still under investigation, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

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Source:https://www.wspa.com/news/1-charged-after-6-vehicle-crash-on-southport-rd-in-spartanburg/1692626445

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