Central man killed in flood

CENTRAL — Heavy rains and flash flooding turned deadly last week in Pickens County.

A day after raging floodwaters forced the closure of Silver Creek Road in Central last Tuesday, emergency crews were called to the road on Wednesday night after the body of 23-year-old Logan Dale Evans was found nearly a mile downcreek from the road, Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley said.

Evans had reportedly been missing since Tuesday night, and his vehicle had also been washed downstream approximately three-quarters of a mile from the roadway, according to Pickens County emergency management director Chuck Haynes.

Kelley said Evans’ body was found on property owned by his family.

More than 50 emergency personnel responded to the scene from Pickens County EMS, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, the Six Mile Fire Departement, Central Rescue, the coroner’s office and the emergency management water response team, Haynes said.