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Teen’s Tragic Death Mourned in Newberry, South Carolina

February 05, 2020

NEWBERRY, SC- writes that a teenager in Newberry died over the weekend from injuries he sustained in a crash late last week. The teen suffered critical injuries when his pickup truck struck a tree before overturning off the roadway. The vehicle reportedly then caught fire.*

The pastor at the victim’s church spoke to reporters about the incredible loss felt in the community following the boy’s death. The small town is suffering from the tragic death, and the school held a prayer vigil earlier this week in honor of the deceased teenager. The young victim’s obituary states that he loved fishing, baseball, and hunting. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. In 2017, 1,830 individuals between the ages of fifteen and twenty died in vehicle collisions. 

One way that the government has managed to reduce these crashes is through the use of graduated license programs. Restrictions on teens for nighttime driving, traveling with other teens in the car, and delaying the age at which teens may obtain a full license has been effective at reducing deadly accidents in this age group. 

Studies have also indicated that drivers in this demographic are less likely to use seatbelts than other occupants. The rate of distracted driving is also problematic in teens but has been on the decline in many places as education efforts, and law enforcement departments have worked to reduce this common and dangerous behavior. 

Other reports indicate that speeding is a factor in many of these incidents, especially when young male drivers are involved. 

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