SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – A memorial for a Florida teen killed in a fatal accident last month was recently destroyed. 

We spoke to his family about the destruction and asked what they would say to those responsible. 

“It was pure anger. Like automatically who did it. I want to find out who did it and they are going to pay, but then after you get a moment of clarity, it starts to sink in a little bit more, you don’t want that. At least I don’t” said the victim's father.

In June, we learned that a Florida teenager died after a single car collision in Spartanburg early Friday morning, according to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

Daniel Rylee Smith, 18, of Jacksonville, FL., died after the collision that happened at 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of Lewis Chapel Road and Goldmine Road, according to the Coroner’s Office.

We learned that a memorial set up for Smith was recently destroyed. We spoke to his family about the destruction and asked what they would say to those responsible.

Fatal Crash Memorial destoryed

The site where a memorial from a fatal crash was destroyed (Brian Piper, July 20, 2021)

Smith was driving eastbound on Lewis Chapel Road when he ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Smith wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was entrapped and had to be mechanically extracted.

Daniel Rylee Smith

Daniel Rylee Smith, the victim of a fatal collision in Spartanburg, SC (Brian Piper, July 20, 2021)

Smith wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was entrapped and had to be mechanically extracted.

A forensic exam and a toxicology report are still pending.

We talk to the victim's family after a memorial they set up for him was destroyed

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Daniel Rylee Smith, the victim of a fatal collision in Spartanburg, SC (Brian Piper, July 20, 2021)

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