24-year-old man killed in Travelers Rest crash

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. - One person was killed following a single vehicle wreck in Travelers Rest early Wednesday morning.

According to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans, 24-year-old John Calvin Helton, of Pickens, died after his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole near the intersection of Hwy. 276/25 and Edwards Street around 1 a.m.


Helton was driving north in a 2011 Nissan Altima when his vehicle left the roadway. According to a witness, he had crossed the center line and overcorrected, veering off the roadway and striking the utility pole.

Evans said Helton, who was not wearing a seat belt, died on the scene.