Liberty man dies after golf cart struck by SUV

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — A Liberty man died after the golf cart he was driving was struck by an SUV on Saturday.

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as 70-year-old Carl Edward Williams.

The collision occurred at 9:50 a.m. on Griffin Mill Road, 3.5 miles east of Pickens, near the Pickens County Country Club, according to Trooper Joe Hovis of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred as the 1998 Mercury SUV was traveling west on Griffin Mill Road. Williams’ golf cart was crossing the road on a cart path when it was struck by the SUV on the driver’s side, Hovis said.

The SUV’s driver, a 35-year-old Easley woman, was injured in the collision and transported by EMS to Greenville Memorial, he said.

The SUV had three teenage passengers, who were all injured and also transported to the hospital, Hovis said.

Everyone in the SUV was wearing a seatbelt, he said.

Williams was transported by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital, Hovis said.

Kelley said Williams was pronounced dead of blunt-force trauma at the hospital.

No charges have been filed, according to Hovis.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the collision.