Buffalo man killed in collision

By: By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com

BUFFALO — A two-vehicle collision left one man dead and three other people injured late Tuesday afternoon.

In a statement released Tuesday night, Union County Coroner William Holcombe stated that his office was called to the scene of the accident that occurred shortly before 4:3 p.m. in the 3000 Block of the Buffalo-West Springs Highway, northwest of Buffalo near the Peakville Road.

Holcombe stated that a passenger in one of the vehicles, identified as Scott Charles Darling Jr., 28, Hayward Street, Buffalo, died at the scene. He said that an autopsy on Darling’s body will be scheduled at Newberry Pathology Associates.

In a report filed on the SC Department of Public Safety News Release Message Board, Trooper Joe Hovis stated that the accident occurred around 4:24 p.m. on the Buffalo-West Springs Highway approximately 4.66 miles west of Union. Hovis said that a 2006 Toyota (Unit 1) and a 2011 Toyota (Unit 2) were traveling south when Unit 2 made a left turn into a private drive. He said that Unit 1 pulled out to pass Unit 2 and struck it. As a result of the collision, Hovis said Unit 1 ran off the road, striking first a utility pole and then a tree.

Hovis stated that the driver of the 2006 Toyota was Jabrail Adrian Wofford, 27, of Jonesville. He said that Wofford was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was injured. Wofford was transported by Union County EMS to the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

There were two passengers in Wofford’s vehicle at the time of the collision. Hovis said the first passenger was Bradley Dane Depratter, age unknown, who he said was also not wearing a seat belt. He said that Depratter was also injured and was transported by helicopter to Spartanburg Regional.

Darling was the other passenger in the 2006 Toyota at the time of the collision.

The 2011 Toyota was driven by Holly C. Lawson, 43, of Buffalo, who Hovis said was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. He said that Lawson was also injured and was transported by EMS to Union Medical Center.

Hovis said that charges are pending in the incident.


Accident leaves three others injured

By Charles Warner


Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.