Pelzer teen dies month after crash

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ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The coroner says a 19-year-old has died from a head injury she suffered last month in a Piedmont crash.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Chloe Callahan of Pelzer died just before midnight at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Callahan lost control of the car she was driving on Durham Road and hit a tree on Jan. 29, Shore said.

She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Callahan was a student at Wren High School.

Dr. Seth Young, principal of Wren High School issued the following statement in regards to Callahan’s death:

“Chloe Callahan was a wonderful young lady who will be truly missed at Wren High School. She was always smiling and happy to help anyone she ever came in contact with. Chloe was one of those people that always left a wonderful impression on every single person she ever came in contact with. Her loss leaves a void at Wren High School and in our community that will be extremely difficult to fill.”

Anderson County School District One’s Public Information Office Jane Harrison said, “We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of one of our Wren High School students, Chloe Callahan. By all indications she was an outstanding young lady that made a huge impact on others. We are praying for the school family as well as Chloe’s family and friends during this time. School counselors are onsite to provide support for teachers and students.”

“I am heartbroken for Chloe and her family as they try to process this incredible loss. Chloe’s sweet smile and generosity of heart always has and will continue to give me comfort and hold my spirit tight. She was so kind to everyone, always. And so full of grace. A tragic loss, indeed,” Jennifer Bertram, an English teacher at the school, said. 

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