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Fatal collision on Old Rutherford Road (Source: FOX Carolina)

Taylors, SC (FOX Carolina) - Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision Tuesday morning at 7:56 a.m. on Old Rutherford Road near Lakeside Drive. 

Troopers say the victim, a 16-year-old from Taylors, was driving west on Old Rutherford Road when they ran off the right side, over corrected, and went off the road and down an embankment.

According the the SCHP the victim was wearing their seat belt, but died on scene from their injuries. Greenville County Coroner's Office released the victim's name as Andrew James Weaver.

Greenville School District confirmed that the student was named Andrew Weaver and he was a senior at Wade Hampton High School. Wade Hampton says they also have available counselors at school to help students process the unexpected tragic loss.

Weaver had also recently begun working at the Bruster's ice cream parlor on South Buncombe Road in Greer. Today, the parlor changed its sign to show their employees were in mourning. The shop is also accepting donations for his family.

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