3 dead after driver crashed into house in Spartanburg Co., coroner says

3 dead after car crashes into Upstate home
3 dead after car crashes into Upstate home
Published: Apr. 1, 2023 at 2:38 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2023 at 2:38 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG , S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Three people are dead after a driver passed out and drove into a house on Saturday afternoon, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

According to fire officials, the incident happened on Sunset Avenue near East Blackstock Road at around 12:10 p.m.

Fire officials said there were three people in the house at the time the car drove into it, and now the family will have to find somewhere else to stay for the night.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says a 2007 Mercury Montego was travelling south on SC-215 when it veered off the right side of the roadway and struck the house.

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office says the driver, 64-year-old Donnie Edge, and a passenger, 33-year-old Amber Edge, were both pronounced dead at the scene at 12:28 p.m.

Officials say a third passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment. On Sunday, the coroner identified the third victim as 69-year-old Linda Kay Vaughn.

On Tuesday, the coroner released the cause of death stating all three victims suffered blunt force trauma The coroner also said, the driver, Donnie Edge had a seizure and lost consciousness.

The Coroner’s Office says no one at the home of 230 E. Blackstock Rd was injured.

The department said they reached out to the Red Cross to assist the family with finding lodgings.