Trinity Harrison, 18, killed in Greenville County wreck as driver is charged with DUI

Nathaniel Cary
The Greenville News
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A teenage girl was killed late Saturday by an alleged drunk driver who crossed the center line and struck the car she was riding in head-on, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Trinity Brandasia Harrison, 18, of Montigue Avenue in Greenwood, died at Greenville Memorial Hospital at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, said the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.

The wreck happened at 11:35 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 25 South about 15 miles south of Greenville, near the Twin Chimneys Landfill, Hovis said.

All three people involved in the wreck were taken to Greenville Memorial, two by helicopter and one by ambulance.

Harrison was the front-seat passenger in a 2013 Dodge Avenger driven by a 26-year-old from Greenwood who was wearing a seatbelt and was injured, Hovis said. Harrison was trapped in the car and had to be mechanically extracted, he said.

A 27-year-old Pelzer man was the driver of a 1999 Volkswagon Cabrio that was headed south on U.S. 25 South, crossed left of center and struck the SUV, Hovis said. He was charged with felony DUI resulting in death, Hovis said. His name couldn’t be immediately confirmed through an arrest warrant. He was taken by helicopter to Greenville Memorial.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The wreck was still under Highway Patrol investigation Sunday.


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