Travelers Rest man dies in Tubbs Mountain Road wreck

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – A 70-year-old Travelers Rest man died from injuries he received following a two-car wreck on Tubbs Mountain Road Wednesday afternoon, according to the Greenville County Coroner's Office.

Coroner B. Parks Evans said Donald Ray Brown was the driver of a vehicle that was struck by an SUV just north of Williams Road around 5:30 p.m.

Brown had to be extricated from his car and was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Evans said.

The accident, which is under investigation by the Travelers Rest Police Department and the Greenville County Coroner's Office, was discovered by police a short time after an officer saw a black SUV cross a double yellow line on Poinsett Highway, according to Police Chief Lance Crowe.

The officer activated his lights and siren and turned around to stop the vehicle, which he saw turn onto Tubbs Mountain Road, Crowe said.

Crowe said the officer turned onto Tubbs Mountain Road, but decided to call off a pursuit after the vehicle sped away.

After turning onto another road where he turned his lights and siren off, the officer returned to Tubbs Mountain Road, where he found the two-car collision a short time later.

The condition of the driver of the SUV involved in the wreck is not known at this time.

We will update this story if more information becomes available.