Two twins teenagers and another Killed in South Carolina hit-and-run crash
Two twins teenagers Elleana Lee Gaddis, 17, and Isabella Lee Gaddis, 17, who were students of Hamilton Southeastern High School and Brianna Lynn Foster, 18, all from Fishers have been confirmed dead following a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in South Carolina.
Report from South Carolina Highway Patrol has it that the crash took place around 2:00 a.m. Monday on Interstate 26 about 5 miles north of Spartanburg.
The crash occurred when Melissa Ann Parker, 43, of Spartanburg, who was travelling westbound in an eastbound lane in a Hummer collided head-on with a Kia sedan with four occupants.
Three of the Kia occupants were confirmed dead at the scene of the crash: Elleana Gaddis and Isabella Gaddis who were twins and Brianna Foster all from Fishers.
According to a spokesperson, Foster is a alumnus of the Hamilton Southeastern High School.
A fourth occupant of the Kia was rushed to Spartanburg hospital for medical treatment
After the crash, Parker fled the scene on foot and was immediately apprehended. She is charged with three counts of driving under influence with death, three counts of hit-and-run with death and one count of hit-and-run with personal injury.
Highway patrol says it is unclear if the four occupants in the Kia were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred.
In a social media post made by Jack’s Donuts of Fishers on Monday night states that it would be donating all its sales from Tuesday to the families of the deceased.
“Due to the recent & tragic events that took the lives of Bri Foster, Elle Gaddis & Belle Gaddis, Jack’s Donuts Fishers will be donating 100% of its sales tomorrow, Tuesday August 17th to the families. I had the pleasure to personally know Bri Foster & she was an amazing young lady as I’ve heard the same about Elle & Belle. These ladies lives were taken way too soon. Prayers to the families & friends of everyone involved!”
Our heartfelt condolences are with the families of the deceased.