Two Fairfield students killed in ATV accident


FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Two Fairfield County students have died from injuries suffered in an ATV accident on Monday, May 27.

Christopher (CJ) Simmons, 17, a junior at Fairfield Central High School was driving a Honda four-wheeler when it hit the right side of a 2014 Hyundai that was turning left from West Peach Road onto Orchard Drive, according to Trooper Joe Hovis with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Simmons was transported by EMS to Prisma Health Richland Hospital where he was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the collision, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill.


A passenger, 10-year-old Jermiia Scarborough – a fourth grader at Fairfield Elementary School – was also ejected from the ATV and taken to Prisma Health Richland Hospital where she died this morning (Tuesday) due to injuries sustained in the collision.

The crash happened at 5:55 p.m., about four miles south of Winnsboro according to the report.

Neither Simmons nor Scarborough were wearing helmets, Hovis said.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 22-year-old woman, was not injured, Hovis said.

The accident is being investigated by the S.C Highway Patrol. The Voice will post more information as it becomes available.

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