The Chester County teenager killed in a Friday wreck in Great Falls had just turned 17 the day before the crash.
Lindsey Nease, who lived on Dewitt Road in Blackstock, was riding in a southbound 2004 Pontiac when it left the right side of S.C. 901 about five miles south of Great Falls, according to the Highway Patrol. The car struck a fence and then a utility pole.
Troopers say the 21-year-old driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured. It’s not known if Nease was wearing a seat belt.
Nease was taken by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, and then to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where she died Saturday morning, the Highway Patrol said.
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Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Nease died from blunt force trauma to the head.
The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.
Nease was an 11th-grade student in the Chester County Adult Education program, but she previously attended Great Falls High School. She had been a student and teacher at Ruthie’s School of Dance in Great Falls, according to her obituary.
She was the second Chester County teenager killed in a traffic collision this month. Lewisville High senior William Cory Abernathy, 17, died after his truck crashed into a tree in Richburg on Dec. 1.
Nease’s funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Great Falls. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home in Great Falls.