11-Year-Old Child Killed in Boiling Springs, SC, Crash was Traveling to School


February 18, 2019

BOILING SPRINGS, SC. – Reports indicate that the 11-year-old child killed in a vehicle crash in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, was on his way to school, according to an online news story from wjbf.com. The boy was a student at High Point Academy, and his mother was taking him to school the morning that the crash happened.* 

The accident happened on February 8 where Boiling Springs Road intersects with Birds Eye View in Boiling Springs. South Carolina Highway Patrol says 45-year-old female from Boiling Springs, was driving on Birds Eye View, taking her son to school. She attempted to turn left onto Boiling Springs Road, and an SUV traveling south on Boiling Springs Road then crashed into her car. 

The woman's car overturned after the collision and struck a Toyota SUV nearby. The woman and her 11-year-old son were injured in the accident, and they were transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Two days later, the 11-year-old boy tragically died of his injuries. His name is withheld from this story for privacy considerations. 

The driver of the first SUV was also injured in the wreck and was also taken to Spartanburg Regional. He has been identified as a 29-year-old male from Spartanburg. The male driver is facing charges of felony DUI with great bodily injury and driving with a suspended license. The charges will likely be amended in light of the child’s death. 

An unidentified woman and 2-year-old child were riding in the Toyota SUV involved in the crash, but neither was injured. 

High Point Academy released a statement, saying the boy was a “vibrant young man who always brought a smile to our faces, and he will be immensely missed.” 

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Source:https://www.wjbf.com/news/south-carolina-news/community-mourns-south-carolina-boy-killed-in-crash-on-way-to-school/1773199657

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