CLOVER — Four Clover High School students were involved in a single-car crash on the way home from school Monday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol and school district officials.
The students, all seniors, have serious injuries, officials said.
the Highway Patrol reported the crash at about 3:30 p.m. on Bate Harvey Road at Christmas Tree Lane, approximately three miles north of Clover. Crews blocked the road for several hours to investigate and clean debris from the crash.
Justin McBeth, 19, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer when the SUV went off the right side of the roadway. He swerved, overcorrecting to the left, and then the vehicle overturned multiple times, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller. McBeth, who was wearing a seat belt, was entrapped. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center by ambulance.
Three passengers, all juveniles, were all injured. One was ejected. Two were taken to CMS by helicopter, Miller said.
McBeth was charged with driving too fast for conditions. Alcohol is not a factor, Miller said.
The Clover school district's Facebook page confirmed all four teens are students.
"We asked that you pray for the families involved," the Facebook post states.
Clover schools operated on Memorial Day as a make up for inclement weather earlier this year.