Travelers Rest man dies after crash with trash truck

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — An 83-year-old Travelers Rest man has died more than a month after crashing into a trash truck, according to Greenville County Coroner B. Parks Evans.

John Richard Heiskala died Tuesday night from injuries sustained in a Dec. 14 wreck on U.S. Hwy. 25 near the intersection of Farrs Bridge Road, Evans said.

Heiskala was approaching the intersection and struck the rear of a large trash truck, Evans said.

Heiskala was taken to St. Francis Hospital Downtown and was later moved to Regency Hospital, where he died.