Recent Travelers Rest grad killed in Hwy. 11 wreck

CLEVELAND, S.C. — A recent Travelers Rest High School graduate died after a car crash on Highway 11 in Pickens County on Sunday night. 

Joseph Gillespie, a standout Devildog pitcher who graduated earlier this year, was killed near the intersection of Talley Bridge Road following a wreck with another vehicle around 9:20 p.m., according to the Pickens County Coroner's Officer.

In November of last year, Gillespie signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Eskerine College.

Fellow students and teammates will hold a candlelight vigil beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 20 on the baseball field at the school. Visitors are asked to park in the student parking section.

The crash is being investigated by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Gillespie was 18 years old.