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ECU Students Among Three Killed in Vehicle Accident in Orangeburg County, SC

April 17, 2019

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC. – According to news reports published online at and, two students from East Carolina University were among three people killed in a vehicle crash in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. In addition, two other ECU students and a third person were injured in the accident, according to the news report.*

South Carolina Highway Patrol and the news reports indicate that the accident occurred on April 12 on U.S. Highway 15 in Orangeburg County. Near the junction with Interstate 26 and Interstate 95, two cars were somehow involved in a collision. 

Details of the accident were limited at the time of the news reports. The report from The Daily Reflector indicates that a southbound 2016 Honda and a northbound 1998 Acura collided. The report did not say whether it was a head-on crash. Four ECU students were inside the Honda, The Daily Reflector reports. 

According to both news reports, a 22-year-old student and an 18-year-old student were killed in the collision, as was a 51-year-old man from Holly Hill, South Carolina. The man was the driver of the Acura. In addition, the reports state that two other students and a passenger in the Acura were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment. 

“There are no words to express the amount of sadness we are feeling today,” said ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton. “This is truly devastating news, and we ask that all Pirates come together and join me in holding these students and their families deeply in our hearts and prayers during this unspeakable time.”  

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