SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. – The South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said a fatal accident that happened on Friday on Interstate 85. The accident happened at 5:15 p.m. near mile marker 78. According to SCHP, Lawing was a passenger in a 2003 Ford F150 when the passenger side door opened for unknown reason and she fell out of the vehicle onto the interstate. They said she was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers said Lawing was taken by EMS to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where she died.
According to the Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger, Shirley Jean Lawing, 68, died from her injuries Friday evening at the hospital.
SCHP reports the driver and second passenger in the vehicle were not injured.
The coroner said an exam will be attempted Saturday and toxicology studies are pending.