On Saturday, May 6, 2023 – nearly two months ago – Kershaw County, South Carolina coroner David West announced the death of a 15-year-old Camden High School student following a boating accident on the Wateree River.

According to West, the accident occurred at approximately 10:16 p.m. EDT on the previous evening – May 5, 2023. It involved a collision between two boats at a bend in the river near Pine Tree Creek – which flows into the Wateree approximately a mile to the southeast of where the river is traversed by Interstate 20.

The day after the crash, West told reporter Christopher Buchanan of WLTX TV-19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.) “both boats were moving when one hit the other,” resulting in the death of the student.  He declined to identify the victim, citing his status as a minor.

 

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