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SC Teen Dies In Crash After Visiting Dad's Grave

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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Anderson teen died in a one-car crash after visiting his father's grave.

Anderson County Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman says Matthew McClellion was speeding when he lost control of his 1998 Mercedes convertible, and the car flipped several times. Boseman says the teen died on impact about 8 p.m. Friday. Matthew was the only person in the car.

Boseman says a friend was driving behind him.

The T.L. Hanna High School sophomore had visited his father's grave minutes earlier. Richard McClellion died June 19 after a long battle with cancer.

Matthew's funeral is set for 4 p.m. Monday. A candlelight vigil will be held at the high school at 9 p.m.

A makeshift memorial at the site Saturday included baseball bats, baseballs and flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

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