Enquirer Herald

One dead after car hits tree, flips in Clover

One person is dead after an early Tuesday morning collision on S.C.-49 near Clover.

Four people traveling in a 1996 Infiniti were ejected from the vehicle when it swerved onto the other side of the road, struck a tree and overturned, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the Highway Patrol.

Officials responded to the intersection of S.C.-49 and Clegg Farm Drive, just outside of Clover, to find that a 1996 Infinity had flipped over, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the Highway Patrol.

A preliminary investigation shows that the driver, James Rose, 19, of York, was traveling north on S.C.-49 when he swerved onto the other side of the road and struck a tree. The car proceeded to overturn and eject the passengers.

Piedmont EMS, the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department and Clover Rescue Squad all responded to the incident around 1:38 a.m., said Ralph Merchant, operations manager for York County public safety and communications.

Paramedics took Rose, 19, and another passenger, Kristen Wall, 18, of Clover, to Piedmont Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Jones said. Dustin Campbell, 16, of York, and the other passenger, 18, were airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries.

The unnamed passenger later died at the hospital, Jones said. The victim's name was not immediately available.

None of the victims were wearing seat belts.