Coroner called to scene of deadly wreck in Marlboro County
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:18:50 GMT —
Two teenagers died in a crash in Marlboro County Tuesday, when the pickup truck they were in collided with a log truck.
Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown says Allison English, 16, and Jeremiah Dean Adams, 16, were pronounced dead at the scene. He says they were both students at Marlboro County High School.
The crash happened about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 79 in the Wallace community.
The log truck was heading south on Highway 79 and the pick up truck was going north, when the pick up truck crossed the center line and hit the log truck head on, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Witnesses say the log truck caught fire.
Troopers say no charges will be filed against the log truck driver.
Highway Patrol closed Highway 79 and a portion of Usher Road to investigate.
"Our children are our most precious commodity and it is a grave travesty to lose one. We extend to the family and friends our most heartfelt sympathy," Marlboro County School District spokesperson Henry Cobb said in a statement.
Marlboro County High School has additional counselors at school Wednesday to help students as they grieve the deaths of the two students.
Funeral services for Adams will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home in Bennettsville. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home.
Adams was a student at Marlboro County High School, where he was a member of the Army JROTC program and on the Soccer Team.
Memorials for Adams may be made to the Marlboro County High School JROTC, 951 Fayetteville Ave. Ext., Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Funeral services for English will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home in Bennettsville.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home.
She was a senior at Marlboro County High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club, Concert Band, and Varsity Softball Team, and was due to graduate in June. She also was a girl scout her entire .
Memorials for English may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.