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Community Mourns After Two Teens Were Killed in Car Crash in Saluda County, South Carolina


February 05, 2020

SALUDA COUNTY, SC- Wjbf.com writes that a car crash killed two teenage boys and left another in critical condition in Saluda County earlier this week. The incident took place in the evening on Long Road.*

Reports indicate that the boys’ vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. A seventeen-year-old boy and a sixteen-year-old boy both died at the scene while the third occupant of the vehicle, the brother of one of those killed, was transported to the hospital in critical condition. As the community mourns those killed in the wreck, the surviving victim is still in the hospital fighting for his life. Friends of the victims visited the site of the crash and prayed. The school had a quiet, solemn atmosphere as the teens struggled to come to grips with the two tragic deaths. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teens between sixteen and nineteen years old have a higher risk of dying in car accidents than any other age group. The most at risks teenagers are newly licensed drivers, males, and teens in a vehicle with other teens. Sixteen-year-olds have a higher risk than older teens with a crash rate that is one and a half times greater than that of eighteen and nineteen-year-old drivers. The risk of a collision rises higher for each additional teen in the vehicle at the time. The fatal collision rate for teenage boys between sixteen and nineteen is about two times as high as the rate for female drivers. 

Inexperience is one of the main reasons these drivers face such high risks. Teens are often not able to recognize risks as quickly as more experienced drivers on the road.

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Sources:https://www.wjbf.com/csra-news/friends-remember-saluda-county-teens-fondly/ and https://www.wjbf.com/news/2-teens-killed-and-a-3rd-critically-injured-in-saluda-sc/ and https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Two-dead-one-injured-after-Saluda-County-crash-567356971.html and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html

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