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Two East Carolina University students died in a crash in South Carolina on Friday afternoon, the university said Saturday. Two other ECU students were injured.
The S.C. Highway Patrol said a 2016 Honda coupe was traveling south and a 1999 Acura sedan was traveling north when the two collided. Two people in the Honda and the driver of the Acura died. The Orangeburg County Coroner’s office identified the victims as Shea Crothers, 22, of Charlotte, James Stanley, 18, of Sneads Ferry, and Walter Lee Prezzy Jr., 51, of Holly Hill, South Carolina.
Authorities say Crothers and Stanley were passengers in the car with two fellow ECU students, who were seriously injured. Prezzy was the driver of the second car.
“There are no words to express the amount of sadness we are feeling today,” Chancellor Cecil Staton said in a statement. “This is truly devastating news, and we ask that all Pirates come together and join me in holding these students and their families deeply in our hearts and prayers during this unspeakable time.”
All four students are members of ECU’s fraternity and sorority community.
The investigation is still ongoing.