Kershaw County teen killed in wreck

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By Jesef Williams

Two Lancaster County men were hospitalized after being involved in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night that claimed the life of one of the other passengers, a Kershaw County teen.

Antonio Lee Seegars, 17, who lived in the northern part of Kershaw County, died on the scene about 9:45 p.m. when the 2006 Dodge minivan he was riding in struck a ditch and overturned along S.C. 157, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The accident happened in Kershaw County, just south of the Lancaster County line.

Seegars, the front passenger, wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, Gaskin said.

He died on the scene from a closed-head injury, Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers said.

Gaskin said the name of the driver of the minivan wasn’t released because he is a minor. It is unknown if he suffered any injuries.

The minivan was traveling north on S.C. 157 as it ran off the right side of the road, over-corrected and then ran off the left side before hitting the ditch, Gaskin said. The posted speed limit is 55 mph in that area. Alcohol, drugs and speed are believed to be factors, Gaskin said.

No other vehicle was involved in the wreck.

The other occupants in the minivan – Jywan McGill, 21, and Cash Young, 18, both of the town of Kershaw – were taken to area hospitals and treated for their injuries.

McGill, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to the Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden.

Young, who was ejected from the vehicle, was flown to Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

Young was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon. McGill’s condition was unavailable.

No charges have been filed. The Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at 283-1152