YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV) - A driver who was killed by a falling tree in York County Thursday has been identified as 80-year-old Gertrude Meyer of Charlotte.
The single-vehicle crash occurred around 12:15 p.m. on Pleasant Road about three miles north of Fort Mill, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Officials say a 2010 Toyota SUV was travelling north when the vehicle was struck by the falling tree.
The driver, identified Monday as Meyer, was rushed to a Charlotte hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.
The fatal crash happened as strong storms moved through the entire WBTV viewing area, leaving downed trees, power lines and damage to buildings in their path.