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Date of Incident: October 3, 2023

South Carolina Reporting Authority: Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office

Type of Accident: Car Accident

Location of Accident: Fairfield Road west of Chesnee, S.C.

Injuries: Three fatalities and one injured

Description of Accident: Three high school students lost their lives in a crash on Friday. The victims include an 18-year-old from Chesnee, who was the front seat passenger, a 17-year-old from Cowpens in the rear driver-side, and a 15-year-old from Cowpens in the rear passenger seat. The incident occurred just past 3:30 p.m. on Fairfield Road, three miles west of Chesnee, when the Lexus sedan they were riding in veered off the road, striking a ditch and several trees. The driver’s name and condition remain undisclosed; they were transported to the hospital.

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