A Fountain Inn woman died Tuesday from injuries she suffered in a Feb. 17 traffic accident on North Old Laurens Road.
Hattie Anita Johnson, 50, of Boyd Street, Fountain Inn, was involved in a single-car accident about a mile north of Gray Court just before 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, she ran off the right side of the road in a 2001 Buick sedan, striking a culvert, tree and telephone pole.
Johnson had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where she succumbed to head and sternum injuries on March 7 at 1:50 p.m.
Her death is the 12th on roadways in Laurens County this year, including two pedestrians. Over the same time frame in 2016, Laurens County recorded no traffic fatalities. Laurens County currently leads the state in traffic fatalities, ahead of the more populous counties of Charleston (10 fatalities), Anderson (9) and Greenville (9).