The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall has announced that one SCDOT worker was killed and two more were injured in a crash on Highway 178 in Greenwood County near Scotts Ferry Road early Thursday morning, June 10, 2021 The driver of the other vehicle apparently crossed the center line and struck the SCDOT vehicle head-on. The SCDOT crew was on the way to a work site.
Hall said that 59-year-old Charles “Chuck” Kennedy was the driver of the SCDOT vehicle who was killed. Mr. Kennedy had been employed by SCDOT since February of 2020. Two other members of the crew in the vehicle were injured and transported to a local hospital.
Hall said, “Our hearts are broken again as we suffer through another death of an SCDOT Team member and two more who were injured. Our hearts go out to the families. They can be sure that SCDOT will support them in any way possible.”
Mr. Kennedy resided with his family in McCormick. He leaves behind his wife Mary, a son and a daughter and a number of grandchildren. He was an avid fisherman, and a racing fan. He also enjoyed playing golf with his SCDOT teammates at the McCormick Country Club. Family and friends described him as having a great sense of humor, easy to get along with, and very helpful. Those close to him said he was the type of man who “never met a stranger.”
Hall added, “The SCDOT Team will be praying for the victims and families of this crash. We would ask the public to take a moment to remember them, especially Chuck Kennedy and his family.”