Teen dies days after crash in Spartanburg Co., coroner says

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A teen has died days after a single-car crash that happened on Highway 56, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

The accident happened at about 4:13 p.m. on November 12th.

A 17-year-old driver was traveling west on Hwy 56 in a 1996 Toyota when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, S.C. Highway Patrol says.

They say he was seatbelted but injured and taken to the hospital where he died a few days later from his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Zackary John Moore, of Boiling Springs, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

Moore was an 11th-grade student at Boiling Springs High School.

The principal of the high school released the following statement regarding Moore’s death:

“The Boiling Springs High School students, faculty and staff are deeply sadden by the passing of Zachary Moore. He was a student who had an uncompromised love for his family members and enjoyed the school activities at Boiling Springs High School. He was loved and respected by our school family and had positive determinations for his future! We could always count on Zachary to give, to the less fortunate, in times of need. Our wholehearted prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time.”

The crash is still under investigation.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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