Teens seriously injured in crash

Published 1:42 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two Polk County teenagers were seriously injured in a car wreck in Tryon over the weekend.

The Tryon Police Department reports that a single car accident occurred on U.S. 176 at the city limit line heading toward the Pacolet Valley on Saturday night around 8:40 p.m.

A male teenager was driving the vehicle with one female passenger. Both victims were ejected from the vehicle, according to reports. Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood says it appears neither were wearing seatbelts.

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The vehicle was traveling toward the Pacolet Valley when it ran off the road and struck the Tryon City limit sign, according to reports. Both victims were airlifted to hospitals, the male to Spartanburg and the female to Greenville. Both were still hospitalized as of press time yesterday. Information about their conditions was unavailable.

The Tryon Police Department is still investigating the cause of the crash.

The names of the crash victims are not being released because they are under the age of 18.

Several local agencies responded to the crash, including the Tryon Police Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol, the Columbus Police Department, the Tryon Fire Department, Polk County Sheriffs Office and the Polk County Emergency Medical Services.