Drunk Driver Causes Three-Vehicle Wreck that Kills Child in Spartanburg, SC

February 17, 2019

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported by foxcarolina.com, a drunk driver caused a three-vehicle wreck that killed a child in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The child was 11 years old.*  

The crash occurred on South Carolina Highway 9 in Spartanburg County. In the area of Boiling Springs Road, at Birds Eye View, a 2014 Chevrolet that had been traveling on Highway 9 crashed into another vehicle. After impact, the second vehicle overturned and collided with a third vehicle. 

The model of the Chevy was not reported, and no description was reported for the other two vehicles. It is not clear what direction the Chevy had been traveling at the time or how the initial crash took place. 

An 11-year-old child was riding in the second vehicle, and he suffered severe injuries in the crash. Emergency responders rushed him to a nearby hospital, but he did not survive. Officials tragically pronounced him dead at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center about eight hours after the accident. The child’s name has been released but withheld from this story due to privacy considerations.

South Carolina Highway Patrol said a 2-year-old child was riding in the third vehicle, but this child was not injured. The driver of the Chevy, identified as 29-year-old Michael Eugene Kelly II, sustained unknown injuries and went to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

Upon release from treatment, Kelly was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. It is not clear if the charges will be amended because of the 11-year-old child’s death. No further information has yet been reported. 

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