Man killed when trailer crashes through Easley thrift store wall

EASLEY — A man was killed after a trailer detached from a truck and careened through the wall of the shop in which he was working on Saturday.

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley said 48-year-old Brian Keith was waiting on a customer inside the Home with a Heart Resale Store at 249 Saco Lowell Road in Easley shortly after noon when he was struck by the trailer.

Keith was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt-force trauma.
According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller, a 1999 Ford F-250 was traveling east on Saco Lowell Road when the trailer detached from the truck, ran off the side of the road, sideswiped a parked vehicle, went down a hill and smashed into the metal store building.

No charges have been filed in the accident, although the incident remains under investigation by state troopers.
Home with a Heart officials expressed their grief on Facebook on Sunday.

“Keep us in your prayers, as we lost a great man to a tragic accident yesterday,” the post read. “Brian Keith was an all-around good person and had a radical love relationship with Jesus Christ.”