83-year-old Perry man killed in car accident

AIKEN - An 83-year-old Perry man died from injuries after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday night at the intersection of state Highway 389 and Poole Road.


According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, the accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. and killed Jim D. Williams, the driver of a 1977 Chevrolet pickup.

The second driver was identified as 68-year-old Elmer Yancey, of Commerce, Ga. He was driving a 2000 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

According to Perry police the vehicle driven by Williams failed to stop at the stop sign , entered the intersection and collided with the tractor-trailer.

Both men were taken to a Columbia hospital. Williams died from body trauma shortly after arrival. Yancey was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, the coroner said.

This is the 29th fatal crash in Aiken County in 2010.