• Coroner releases names of 3 killed in South Carolina wreck

    ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) - A coroner has released the names of three people killed in a wreck in South Carolina earlier this week.

    Calhoun County coroner Donnie Porth told local media on Wednesday the victims were 67-year-old James Russell Counts and 48-year-old Tammy Elaine Counts, both of Pelion and 21-year-old Danny Lee Hartless of St. Matthews.

    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Hartless was driving a Camaro on U.S. 176 Monday night and ran off the side of the road. Troopers say he over-corrected and came back across the road and struck the car that James Counts was driving head-on.

    Porth said all three died from the force of the collision.

    James Counts was wearing a seat belt, while Tammy Counts and Hartless were not.

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