One dead after car crash

By Riley Morningstar

The Journal

WALHALLA — One person is dead after a late Friday night crash.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said Rene Vargas-Pacheco, 38, of Walhalla, was killed after he went off S.C. Highway 183 near the intersection of Oak Grove Road and struck a tree around 11:30 p.m.
Vargas-Pacheco was operating a 2000 Chevrolet truck and was wearing a seatbelt.
He died from his injuries Saturday morning, stemming from blunt force chest trauma. Jones said the Highway Patrol isinvestigating the crash. | (864) 973-6685