The Newberry County Coroner’s Office along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating a motor vehicle versus tree collision that was reported to Newberry County Communications on Friday, November 8, at approximately 4:03 pm. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of Count Sausage Road, in the Prosperity area of Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece has identified the operator of the vehicle as Ms. Betty Stuck, 86, of Newberry.
An autopsy was performed on November 9 and determined that Ms. Stuck died of blunt force trauma. It appears that Ms. Stuck was not wearing her seat belt properly.
This incident remains under investigation of Newberry County Coroner’s Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol.