An Edgefield County crash resulted in the death of 16-year-old Ryan White, a Strom Thurmond High School baseball player who wore the No.9 jersey.
The Edgefield County Coroner’s Office confirmed that White died on Monday, January 11, in an Augusta hospital.
The accident occurred on the night of January 9 on Egghouse Road, 2.7 miles to the north of Trenton and the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
Media reports indicate that White’s mother came across the wreck after she went to look for him because he missed curfew.
The authorities said White was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger and heading west on Egghouse Road when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. The teenager overcorrected and then drove off the left side of the road and hit a tree.
He was the sole occupant of the vehicle and officials said he was not wearing a seatbelt.
According to Highway Patrol, White was removed from the truck and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The Edgefield County crash remains under investigation.
White played outfield and pitcher on Thurman High’s junior varsity team. Assistant baseball coach Gregg Yonce said the teen was expected to compete for the varsity team this season.
Yonce said White’s work ethic always motivated the team and his passing hurt a lot of people. He called the teenager a breath of fresh air who always had a huge smile on his face.
If your loved one was killed in a crash due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to get compensation for your losses. You should reach out to a South Carolina car accident attorney for advice and guidance.