Travelers Rest High student dies after Greenville Co. crash

Haylee Cantrell (Greenville County Schools)

GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A teenage girl is dead after a single-car crash that happened on Taylor Road, according to the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.

The coroner says 16-year-old Haylee Cantrell died from injuries she received in the crash.

The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. Sunday.

Cantrell was an 11th grader at Travelers Rest High School, according to a Greenville County Schools spokewoman.


Troopers say an 18-year-old Colorado man was driving north on Taylor Road when he ran off the right side, lost control, crossed back over the roadway, ran off the left side, struck an embankment and overturned, troopers say.

Cantrell, another 18-year-old man, and another girl were in the car as well.

Neither the driver nor his passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The two girls were thrown from the car.

The driver was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The three passengers were also taken to the hospital by EMS.

Cantrell was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Greenville County Coroner’s Office are investigating.


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