HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - One person has passed away following a fatal crash Tuesday, Coroner Darris Fowler confirmed.
Joey Causey II, 16, of Aynor died from multiple trauma due to the crash, according to Horry County Coroner Darris Fowler.
He was an avid drag racer and grew up around cars.
"He loved it," said Steve Causey, Joey's cousin. "It was in his blood."
Joey recently started attending the Academy for Technology and Academics as an automotive technology student.
"They've all bonded very closely even though it's just first semester, first year that they're here," said the school's principal, David Stoudenmire. "So it's something we're going to have to work through and help our students and our faculty. His teachers were very emotional this morning."
The accident happened on Party Pines Road and Enoch Road around 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Highway Patrol.
The single-car crash happened when the truck ran off the road, struck two trees before turning over in the ditch.