Teenage twins, woman from Fishers killed in South Carolina crash
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WISH) — Teenage twins and an 18-year-old woman all from Fishers were killed in a hit-and-run crash in South Carolina early Monday morning.
South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 2:06 a.m. on Interstate 26 about 5 miles north of Spartanburg.
Melissa Ann Parker, 43, of Spartanburg, was driving a Hummer westbound in an eastbound lane and hit a Kia sedan head-on. Three of the four people in the car died at the scene: 17-year-old Elleana Gaddis, 17-year-old Isabella Gaddis and 18-year-old Brianna Foster. Elleana and Isabella Gaddis were twins and students at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Foster graduated from the school this spring, according to a spokesperson.
The fourth person was transported to a local hospital.
Highway patrol says it is unclear if the four people in the Kia were wearing seatbelts.
Parker fled the scene on foot and was quickly apprehended. She is charged with three counts of DUI with death, three counts of hit-and-run with death and one count of hit-and-run with personal injury.
The Fishers location of Jack’s Donuts on Monday night said it would donating all of its proceeds from Tuesday sales to the families of the twins and Foster:
“Due to the recent & tragic events that took the lives of Bri Foster, Elle Gaddis & Belle Gaddis, Jack’s Donuts Fishers will be donating 100% of its sales tomorrow, Tuesday August 17th to the families. I had the pleasure to personally know Bri Foster & she was an amazing young lady as I’ve heard the same about Elle & Belle. These ladies lives were taken way too soon. Prayers to the families & friends of everyone involved!”