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Man struck by car in Laurens County dies of injuries

Zach Ivey (Facebook photo)

One of the men critically injured after being struck by a vehicle while working on I-385 in Laurens County on March 28 died Thursday afternoon at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Zacheriah Ivery, 28, of Cowpens, succumbed to injuries suffered in the incident. He was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma to the head at 12:17 p.m. Thursday, according to Laurens County Deputy Coroner Vickie Cheek. Ivey, who was employed by Bagwell Fence Company, was working at mile-marker 19 when he was struck a vehicle that had run off the road and into the median.

Pamela Michelle Tackett, 31, of Gray Court was initially charged with two counts of felony DUI with great personal injury in the incident. She was released from the Johnson Detention Center on bond.

John Howell, of Woodruff, was also critically injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

According to Ivey’s Facebook page, the Broome High School graduate had been married to wife Jamie LaShea Ivey since 2014, and the couple had a son.


  1. John Ridlehoover on April 6, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    If she is found guilty, she deserves the death penalty, how many warnings do we have to have about driving drunk

  2. Sue Harvey on April 9, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of this young man. He was such a good person as his whole family is. He was loved by many. My son Zach Parks and him We’re very close so this hits home with me because Zach Ivey just lost his brother a couple years ago. My heart goes out to his Mom Brenda and his special Aunt and Uncle, Moma G.n Jim. I love all you guys, Sarah and James. I am so sorry for your loss again. I can’t imagine your pain. We love you all and may God rest his soul.

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