SUMTER, SC (WIS) - Three Midlands teenagers remain hospitalized and one has been treated and released after their vehicle flipped multiple times Tuesday night.
A spokesman for Highway Patrol says the single-vehicle accident happened around 8:40 p.m. on Kolb Road in Sumter County.
According to Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Jonathan Elmore was driving eastbound when the vehicle veered off the right side of the road, then flipped multiple times. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
The other passengers, 16-year-old Christopher Ardis, 16-year-old Evan Davenport and 19-year-old Zachary Peavy, were also ejected. None of them were wearing seatbelts.
All four teens were initially taken to Toumey Regional Medical Center.
Christopher Ardis has been treated and released. Elmore remains at Toumey in stable condition. Zachary Peavy listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit. Evan Davenport has been transported to a Columbia hospital in serious condition.
Jonathon Elmore and Christopher Ardis attend Lakewood High School. Evan Davenport attends Sumter High School. Zachary Peavy recently graduated from Manning High School.
Highway Patrol is investigating.