WOODRUFF, SC (WNCN) — A crash claimed the life of a South Carolina college student Friday — the fifth student to die in crashes in the last 6 days.
Taylor Ann Cromer, age 18, of Spartanburg died in a three-vehicle collision on Friday afternoon.
Cromer was a student at Spartanburg Methodist College.
Interstate 26 westbound was closed for several hours Friday afternoon at the exit near Woodruff in Spartanburg County.
The SC Highway Patrol says the crash happened when Cromer’s 2009 Chevrolet crossed the cable barrier in the median and struck another car head-on, then struck a pickup truck.
Five people were taken to Spartanburg Medical Center for injuries.
Earlier this week, four USC Upstate students died and another was injured after their car struck a tree and caught fire early Sunday morning in Boiling Springs.
The four deaths and one injury were students who played sports for the university — tennis, cross country and soccer.
Lance Corporal Gary Miller with the Highway Patrol says that the car was heading east on 4th Street, near Highway 9, when it drove off the right side of the road, hitting a tree and bursting into flames.
— Info from WSPA-TV