An aspiring model who just celebrated her 21st birthday and her roommate were killed Sunday when the car they were in stalled on Interstate 85.
Ashley Elizabeth Carruthers, who turned 21 on Friday, and Andrew Kaye Schmuck, a 32-year-old father, were killed instantly when a truck slammed into the rear-end of the 1992 Ford Taurus they were in, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said.
The only person to survive in the Taurus was 20-year-old Tristan Parris Lavelle. He was in critical condition at the Greenville Memorial Hospital early Monday, Shore said.
Carruthers, Schmuck and Lavelle were all roommates in a Greenville apartment. They had been to Atlanta and were headed back home when their car stalled in a middle lane of I-85 northbound, near mile marker 20, at 9:15 p.m., Shore said.