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York teen dies in car crash

YORK -- A York Comprehensive High School student died Saturday in a single-vehicle collision, authorities said.

Kyle Alexander Redmond, 16, of 829 Meadow Bend Drive died from head and chest injuries, said York County Chief Deputy Coroner David Chambers.

A toxicology test was completed Saturday; however, results will not be available for three to four weeks, Chambers said.

Kyle, an avid Clemson football fan, had a passion for outdoor sports, his father said.

"I'm proud of my boy," George Redmond said Saturday evening. "He loved to hunt. He loved to fish. Hopefully, Kyle will show me where the fish are so I can catch them."

Redmond last spoke to his son just before he left to attend a youth meeting with his girlfriend at Calvary Baptist Church in Clover.

"I told him, 'I love you, be careful, and I'll see you later,'" Redmond recalled.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck happened around 2 p.m. near Lincoln and Boyd roads. No other information was immediately available Saturday night.

Kyle and his girlfriend were about halfway home from the meeting when the wreck happened, Redmond said.

"She crawled out of the truck, saw Kyle was hurt and went to get help," Redmond said.

The girlfriend's name was not released Saturday. However, Redmond said she was hospitalized. It's unclear whether Kyle wore his seat belt, his father said, but he nonetheless hopes the wreck will be "a wake-up call" for other young drivers to use the restraints.

Hours after the wreck, Redmond clung to memories of his son.

"He wanted so bad to volunteer with the local fire department," Redmond said. "He asked me about that a day or two ago."

Kyle, a 10th-grader, took college prep classes at York Comprehensive High, Redmond said.

"Our hearts go out to the family," York Superintendent Russell Booker said. "If there's anything they need, we are here."

School counselors and grief counselors will be available Monday to talk with students as needed, Booker said.

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