S.C. woman charged as 3 Indiana teens die in wrong-way wreck

South Carolina News

INMAN, S.C. (AP) — Three Indiana teens have died in a crash Monday on a South Carolina interstate by a woman driving the wrong way.

The Spartanburg County coroner says that a pair of twins, 17-year-old Elleana Lee Gaddis and Isabella Lee Gaddis died, as did 18-year-old Brianna Lynn Foster.

A fourth Indiana teen was hospitalized. All were from Fishers, in suburban Indianapolis.

South Carolina state troopers say they died on Interstate 26 near Inman when a Hummer driven by 43-year-old Melissa Ann Parker of Spartanburg hits the teens’ Kia sedan.

Parker is jailed. She’s charged with three counts of felony DUI with death, three counts of felony hit-and-run with death and one count of felony hit-and-run with injury.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Join our daily newsletter!

Click for latest news and information

2021 Hurricane Ready Guide