Fatal crash blocks northbound lanes of Anderson Road near York Technical College
One driver died in a four-vehicle crash Monday morning near the entrance to York Technical College in Rock Hill, police said.
The wreck before 8 a.m. closed all northbound traffic on Anderson Road in front of the school at Baskins Road, said Capt. Mark Bollinger of Rock Hill Police Department. Northbound motorists were diverted for hours in a detour around the crash site just south of the Dave Lyle Boulevard intersection. The road is part of U.S. 21 and is a major connector for commuter traffic to Interstate 77. The crash was later cleared and the road re-opened.
The initial collision at the traffic light at the entrance to the school involved a Ford pickup and a Kia sedan, Bollinger said. The driver of the Kia was killed when the truck hit the Kia in the driver’s side, police said.
Police investigators determined that the Kia driver disregarded the red light at the intersection, Bollinger said.
The 2001 Ford F250 truck was traveling north on Anderson Rd. on a green light, according to a statement released by the police department. The 2004 Kia Sedan turned left out of Baskins Road to head south bound on Anderson Road, disregarding a red signal light, the statement said.
The truck then struck two other vehicles after colliding with the Kia.
No charges have been filed.
The passenger in the Kia is being treated at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, police said. The extent of her injuries is unclear.
Investigators said there was not believed to be any connection involving the crash with staff or students at the college.
The York County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the driver who was killed, pending notification of family members.
The truck driver was not hurt, Bollinger said.
Two other vehicles were hit in the aftermath, Bollinger said. Those persons were not injured, Bollinger said.
The police department’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) team is investigating the crash. Rock Hill Fire Department officials, Piedmont Medical Center EMS and York County Emergency Management were on scene.
Check back for updates on this developing story.