Easley man dies after blowout causes wreck

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

easley — A 48-year-old Easley man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Jerry L. Blough of 201 Hillendale Drive in Easley.

Blough was traveling south on U.S. Highway 123, 1.4 miles west of Easley, when the accident occurred, South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Tony Keller said.

A rear tire on the 2005 Ford pickup Blough was driving blew, causing him to lose control, Keller said.

The pickup traveled off the right side of the road way and struck a granite monument, Keller said.

Although Blough was wearing a seatbelt, he was entrapped in the vehicle after the collision and was extracted using mechanical means, Keller said.

Blough was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.