Easley teen dies in wreck

POWDERSVILLE — An Easley teen died after a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Anderson County.

Jerry Orr, 15, of Easley, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, Anderson County deputy coroner Josh Shore said.

The accident occurred at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning on Three Bridges Road, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

A 2006 Dodge Durango SUV was traveling west when it went off the side of the road, striking a ditch and several trees before overturning several times, Jones said.

The vehicle was traveling at a very high rate of speed, according to Shore.

The driver of the SUV, Michael Locke, 27, of Easley, and another 15-year-old passenger were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital, Jones said.

Shore said they sustained minor injuries.

None of the three were wearing seatbelts, according toJones.

Orr was enrolled at the Anderson County Alternative School, Shore said.

The Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.