Fairfield Teen Killed in Chester Crash

CHESTER (Dec. 16, 2015) – A Blackstock teen died a Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte Saturday from injuries sustained in a one-car crash the night before.

Chester County Coroner Terry D. Tinker said Lindsey Nease, 17, of 4556 Dewitt Road, Blackstock, was pronounced dead at 8:26 a.m. on Dec. 12. The cause of death, Tinker said, was blunt force trauma to the head.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Nease was a passenger in a 2004 Pontiac heading south on S.C. 901 in Chester on Dec. 11 when the car ran off the right side of the road, hit a fence and then struck a power pole just after 9 p.m. The crash occurred approximately 5.3 miles south of Great Falls.

The driver, 21-year-old Dakota Campbell, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was not injured, the Highway Patrol said. It was not known at press time if Nease was wearing her seat belt when the car veered off the road.

Nease, who had just celebrated her 17th birthday the day before the crash, was transported by ambulance to an emergency room in a Lancaster County hospital, the Highway Patrol said. She was later taken to Carolinas Medical Center, the Coroner’s Office said, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.