Two Southern Wesleyan freshmen were involved in a car accident late Thursday afternoon while heading home to Delaware for fall break. Krystal Brooke Pearce died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Pearce was a freshman on the women's tennis team. A second passenger in the vehicle was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center with injuries.
The accident happened near the South Carolina/North Carolina state line around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
SWU Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Joe Brockinton, notified faculty and students of the accident, and members gathered in the school's auditorium to pray, read scripture and show support. A moment of silence will be held prior to Friday's volleyball match.
According to university officials, Pearce's name will remain listed on the women's tennis team roster as an act of remembrance.
Statement from SWU officials: "Being a small, close-knit campus community, Southern Wesleyan University keenly feels this loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends as they process this tragic event."
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By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern, NAIA
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