Rutherford County woman charged in crash that killed Greer teen
RUTHERFORDTON — Lisa Fall, 42, of Rutherfordton, has been charged with felony driving under the influence involving great injury and felony driving under the influence involving death after a head-on crash that killed a Greer teenager.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), on Friday, June 13, Fall was driving a Ford Mustang the wrong way (south in the northbound lane) on Interstate 85 Business when she collided head-on with a Honda Civic being driven by a 19-year-old and his 17-year-old passenger.
Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the two-vehicle collision happened just after 4 a.m.
SCHP troopers said all three people involved in the wreck were trapped inside their vehicles. They were each transported from the scene to the hospital.
Just before 10 p.m. on June 14, Clevenger said the Civic’s passenger, Allen Turlak, died from his injuries, according to the SCHP.
Following Fall’s release from the hospital, she was taken into custody and placed in the Spartanburg County jail on June 20.
Moped involved in collision with vehicle
FOREST CITY — One individual was transported to Rutherford Regional Medical Center on Saturday evening following a collision involving a motor vehicle and a moped near the intersection of South Broadway Street and Sunnyside Street in Forest City.
Shortly after 6 p.m., officers with the Forest City Police Department were dispatched to the wreck involving a 2001 Ford being driven by Shirley Green Denny, 75, of Forest City, and a 2013 TaoTao being driven by Tommy Ray Bryant, 57, of Forest City.
According to a report filed by police, Denny said she was pulling out onto South Broadway from the Food Lion parking lot and she did not see Bryant, which caused them to collide.
Bryant told officers he was traveling south on South Broadway when Denny pulled out and struck his moped, the report stated.
Rutherford County EMS transported Bryant to the hospital for cuts and scratches on his body.
Denny’s vehicle sustained around $700 in damages and estimated damages to Bryant’s moped were $500.
Denny was charged with a safe movement violation.
Teen charged with discharging firearm in city limits
RUTHERFORDTON — Juwan Lee Watkins, 17, of East Second Street in Rutherfordton, was taken into custody by officers with the Rutherfordton Police Department on Thursday for discharging a firearm in city limits.
According to the police report, around 11:15 p.m. the police department received a call from the Rutherford County Communications Center in reference to a male on East Second Street carrying a firearm.
The dispatcher advised the subject was walking toward Cleghorn Street and was chasing a vehicle down the street.
When Rutherfordton police arrived on the scene, they noticed the back window of a Buick LeSabre shattered, along with two pellet indentations on the left front fender and left driver door, the report said.
Watkins was standing with another male beside the vehicle and a Daisy Air Rifle was located about nine yards from the vehicle. Both males told police it was an accident and they did not intend for the vehicle to get hit, the report stated.
Police seized the air rifle and placed it into evidence.
Watkins was released on a written promise to appear.
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