Man Killed In Single Vehicle Accident

A man was killed in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning near Slater.

Walter Mucienko, III, 29, of Travelers Rest, was driving a 1994 Ford pickup truck east on Bates Bridge Road near Warehouse Drive at about 1:05 a.m. when he drove off of the right side of the road and hit an embankent and a utility pole, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said the truck overturned.

Walter Mucienko, Jr., 55, of Travelers Rest, was a passenger in the truck at the time of the wreck. He was injured during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene at about 1:30 a.m., according to the coroner's office.

Walter Mucienko, III, was not injured during the crash, but troopers said neither one of the men were wearing seat belts.

Walter Mucienko, III, has been charged with felony DUI with death and a possession charge, according to troopers.