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Former Wade Hampton High student killed in Tennessee wreck

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Rod Drummond. (Courtesy: Roane State Community College Athletics) Rod Drummond. (Courtesy: Roane State Community College Athletics)

A college basketball player from Greenville died in a wreck when the car he was riding in collided with a train, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Roderick Drummond, 22, was a passenger in the car, along with three others. Judah Gallaher, 18, also died in the wreck. Reports said the driver, Darius Gallaher, 20, was injured, as was another passenger, 20-year-old Hunter Crass.

Preliminary reports from THP said it happened at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in Harriman, TN, which is in Roane County, about an hour from Knoxville.

Troopers said the car Drummond rode in, a 2000 Nissan Maxima, was traveling westbound on Tanglewood Drive. Troopers said the car tried to cross Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks and was hit by the train.

The Roane State Community College website has Drummond listed as a sophomore on its basketball team.

Drummond played basketball for Wade Hampton High School. Wade Hampton Athletic Director Daryl Nance said Drummond graduated in 2011 and played shooting guard. 

Nance said Drummond was the South Carolina Class AAA state player of the year in 2011. He said the 22-year-old was the leading scorer for the Generals and one of the most popular students and players during his time at Wade Hampton.

"He was very talented, but very humble, and made highlight reel-worthy plays almost every night," said Nance. 

THP said that charges are pending.

Donations for Drummond are being received at the Bank of Travelers Rest on North Pleasantburg Drive.

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