Connor George death an Obituary, West Columbia teen killed in South Lake Drive crash
The Lexington County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim killed in Saturday morning’s South Lake Drive crash as a West Columbia teen.
According to Lance Corporal Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 2 a.m. on South Lake Drive near Nazareth Road which is in the Red Bank area.
Based on a preliminary investigation, authorities believe a 1998 Dodge SUV was traveling east on South Lake Drive and a 2013 Ford sedan was traveling west when they collided.
Two people in the Dodge were injured and taken to the hospital. A passenger in the Ford was also seriously injured. The driver of the Ford, identified as 17-year-old Connor George Ilisie of West Columbia, died. The driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.
The coroner’s office said the crash happened after the Ford crossed the center line. Neither Ilisie nor his passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.