Teenager Tragically Dies in Accident in Greenville South Carolina
GREENVILLE, SC – According to an online news report at thestate.com, a 13-year-old girl tragically died at an area hospital one week after she was one of five individuals who were struck by a vehicle, per the Greenville Couth Coroner’s Office.*
The girl was walking on a local roadway where she was hit by a car, as noted by the local coroner in a news release. Following the crash, the girl was transported to a local hospital where she died eight days later, per the news release. The girl tragically died from a traumatic brain injury. The coroner indicated that the crash was an accident.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol stated that the accident occurred in the nighttime hours when the girl and four others, who have not been identified, were struck by a vehicle on Piedmont Highway. The condition of the four individuals has not been reported at this time.
The vehicle that struck the individuals was a Nissan Versa that was towed away from the scene of the accident. The individual who was driving the Nissan has not been identified at this time.
While the teenager who died was only a seventh grader, the girl was a member of the JL Mann High School track & field team, per athletic.net. She was a highly competitive runner who ran 100, 200, and 400-meter events. She took first place in the 200 at the Woodmont Meet back in April of this year.
The accident investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the local coroner’s office. At this time, it is not clear whether criminal charges will be filed associated with the accident.
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