Man charged with homicide in deadly November wreck

EASLEY — A Greenville man was charged last week with reckless homicide nearly five months after a passenger in his truck died in a wreck near Easley.

Nathaniel Cleveland Blackwell, 20, of 441 Roe Road, was arrested last Tuesday in connection with the deadly Nov. 3 accident.

Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan said at the time that Cory Edward Mathis, 17, of Belton, who was wearing a seatbelt, was partially thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened on Crestview Road near the Pickens County/Anderson County line around 5 p.m.

Rhyne said Blackwell — who was driving the truck — attempted to pass another vehicle on a double yellow line, lost control, ran off the road and overturned.

Blackwell and two other passengers were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital after the wreck.

Blackwell was charged after state troopers completed the investigation into the wreck, Rhyne said.

Blackwell was released from the Pickens County Detention Center on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond.