The South Carolina Highway Patrol have released a statement to the public that identifies the teenager who was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Darlington, SC on January 14th, 2013. Police currently suspect that Christen McKinney was killed when the vehicle he was operating collided with a concrete bridge at a high rate of speed in the early evening Monday.
Scene of the Accident
Authorities estimate that McKinney may have been travelling at unsafe speeds when the accident occurred. The report does not clarify if McKinney was killed instantly in the accident or if he was possibly transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to the injuries inflicted on him in the accident. The investigation into the fatality, and the sequence of events leading up to it are still under evaluation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.