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Funeral details announced for Walhalla teen killed in fall from pickup truck

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Scene of fatal incident at Walmart on Sandifer Blvd. (8/26/17 FOX Carolina) Scene of fatal incident at Walmart on Sandifer Blvd. (8/26/17 FOX Carolina)
Levi Pinion. (Credit: Family) Levi Pinion. (Credit: Family)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The coroner said a 16-year-old has died after falling from the back of a moving pickup truck early Saturday morning.

Coroner Karl Addis said the teen passed away in the emergency department at Greenville Health System approximately one hour after the fall.

The teen was identified as Levi Lynn Pinion of Walhalla. He sustained a fatal head injury.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of Walmart located on Sandifer Blvd. in Seneca around 2:40 a.m.

Troopers say a 15-year-old was driving the pickup truck when the 16-year-old was ejected from the vehicle. The 15-year-old was driving through the parking lot with the 16-year-old riding in the bed of the vehicle, troopers say.

Neither occupants were wearing seat belts, troopers confirm.

No other vehicles were involved.

The incident is under investigation by the coroner's office and SC Highway Patrol. Troopers said charges are pending.

According to an obituary, Pinion was a student at Walhalla High School.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Davenport Funeral Home. The funeral will begin at 4 p.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

FOX Carolina was able to get into contact with a few of Pinion's loved ones. Here's what they had to say:

"Levi was a handsome happy guy and would always have a smile on his face .  He would take his shirt off his back and help other people.  We never seen him mad at anyone, well except his older sister  .  Love you son .

- Ben & Debbie Moore, Pinion's parents

"He was a happy, fun, sweet person that had a heart of gold. He cared about everyone and took up for everyone he ever cared about. He will still be loved and very much missed."

 - Breann, Pinion's sister

"He was a sweet person, the most unselfish person you would have ever met. He had a smile that could light up your day. He was amazing. He always put others before him and he always cared about everyone. He will truly be missed but he is now watching over us."

- Deanna Elrod, Pinion's girlfriend

"Me and Levi has been friends for 11 years and there was never a dull moment with him. He cared for everyone and was always making jokes and making people laugh. He was so fun to be around and I was lucky to call him my best friend!

- DJ, Pinion's best friend

"He was a very precious boy...a good quiet boy, never said much but very loving."

- Family member

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