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.
Local Media Coverage: South Carolina: Coroner releases names of 3 students killed in crash (wyff4.com)