Update: Blythewood man dies in crash

Kingstree Man Arrested and Charged with DUI

Published on: June 19, 2019

RICHLAND COUNTY – A Blythewood resident has been identified as one of two people killed in a crash on I-20 Saturday night, and a Kingstree man was arrested on Sunday and charged with two counts of felony DUI and denied bond.

Andrew Tad Reeser, 45, died when he was struck by a vehicle while he and another man were changing a tire in the emergency lane of I-20 eastbound at approximately 9:20 p.m., according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Brian Kinney Walker, 49, was also struck by the vehicle and was transported by Richland County EMS to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 10:41 p.m.

An autopsy indicated that the cause of death for both men was due to multiple blunt force Injuries to the body, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. The incident occurred near mile marker 84, near Spears Creek Church Road.

A van and a Jeep were parked in the emergency lane as Reeser and Walker were changing a tire on the van, the report states. A third vehicle, driven by Cornelius Joseph Floyd, according officials, hit the back of the Jeep pushing it into the van which hit the two individuals, officials said.

Floyd, 28, was taken to a hospital to receive treatment and was arrested on Sunday.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.


Blythewood man killed in crash

Published on: June 16, 2019

RICHLAND COUNTY – A Blythewood resident has been identified as one of two people killed in a crash on I-20 Saturday night.

Andrew Tad Reeser, 45, died when he was struck by a vehicle as he and another man were changing a tire in the emergency lane of I-20 eastbound at approximately 9:20 p.m.

Brian Kinney Walker, 49, was also struck by the vehicle and was transported by Richland County EMS to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 10:41 p.m.

An autopsy indicated that the cause of death for both men was due to multiple blunt force Injuries to the body, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. The incident occurred near mile marker 84, near Spears Creek Church Road.

A van and a Jeep were parked in the emergency lane as two people were changing a tire on the van, the report states. A third vehicle hit the back of the Jeep pushing it into the van, which hit the two individuals, officials said.

The driver of the third vehicle was taken to a hospital to receive treatment. The driver’s condition is unknown at this time.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.