Upstate coroner: Woman eating food dies in wreck
BLACKSBURG, S.C. -- Authorities say a 24-year-old Blacksburg woman who was eating the food she just picked up at a Waffle House has died after her pickup truck ran off the road.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Brittany Danelle Smith was not wearing her seatbelt when she lost control of her pickup around 4 a.m. Monday.
Fowler says Smith had just bought food at the Waffle House in Blacksburg on state Highway 5 and was trying to eat it as she drove. The coroner says the wreck shows the dangers of driving while distracted.
Fowler did not say exactly what Smith was eating.