Nicholas Morra, Jr. and his fourteen year-old daughter Nikki were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Friday night, according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown.
The collision occurred at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening on SC 81, six miles north of Williamston, according to Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The Morras, Piedmont residents, were traveling north on SC 81 in Nicholas Morra's 2000 Chevy pickup were the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, Edgeworth said.
McCown said that it appeared that Morra overcorrected, entering the southbound lane.
Their truck was struck by a 2005 Chevy pickup driven by Rodney Latham, 55, of Easley.
Both Morra and his daugther were trapped in their vehicle. Neither was wearing a seatbelt, McCown said.
Latham was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment.
His injuries were “pretty significant,” McCown said.
“The force of impact was pretty significant,” he said.
McCown said speed was a factor in the collision. Toxicology reports are pending, he said.
Edgeworth said the weather was clear at the time of the collision.
Morra was an eighth grade student at Wren Middle School, according to Anderson One spokesperson Jane Harrison.
“We will have trained counselors available at Wren Middle for all faculty, staff and students on Monday,” Harrison said.
Dr. Wayne Fowler, Anderson One Superintendent, said, “The family and friends of Nikki are in our thoughts and prayers. This tragedy has touched many lives in our district and we are deeply saddened.”