An autopsy is scheduled Thursday for a Pickens County man who died during flooding in the Upstate.
Pickens County Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to calls of a car found washed out into a creek Wednesday. While the car was empty, county coroner Kandy Kelly said a dive team found the body of 23-year-old Logan Evans of Central downstream.
Sheriff Rick Clark said investigators think Evans was driving on Silver Creek Road as a thunderstorm blew through northern Oconee and Pickens counties late Tuesday. Clark said it appears the car was knocked off the road into the ravine by heavy rains or high winds. The car was found about a mile off the road.
Family members had reported Evans missing earlier Wednesday.
Clark warned residents not to attempt to drive through flooded roads. “If you see water and you do not know what’s there, please turn around. Take an extra ten minutes and go around another way or go back the way you came,” he told FOX Carolina, “Please take this seriously. We’re in one of the worst rainy seasons that everybody remembers and these waters can get you and can kill you.”
A few roads remain closed in Pickens County Thursday due to damage from the flooding, including Silver Creek Road. In Central, Todds Creek Road is closed because of a washed-out culvert, while Jones Mill Road near Six Mile is closed because of a bridge collapse.