15-year-old dies after wreck in Jackson

15-year-old dies after wreck in Jackson

JACKSON, SC (WFXG) - A 15-year-old Silver Bluff High School student has died after a crash Tuesday on Dragstrip Road, according to the Aiken County Coroner's Office.

Kumar G. Falconer was a rear-seat passenger in a 1999 Jeep that crashed around 7:45 a.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

The driver, Falconer's brother, lost control of the Jeep and hit an embankment, Carlton said. The Jeep overturned several times, ejecting Falconer, who was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.

Two other passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, Carlton said. Their conditions are unknown.

Falconer was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Carlton said excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

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