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Survivor of deadly wreck that killed three teens doing better

O'Shay Tysheen Wiggins giving a thumbs up. Picture provided. O'Shay Tysheen Wiggins giving a thumbs up. Picture provided.
Officials say three teens were found dead and one was flown to the hospital after trying to turn onto I-95's Exit 22, traveling over 100 miles per hour.  (Source: Ridgeland Police Department) Officials say three teens were found dead and one was flown to the hospital after trying to turn onto I-95's Exit 22, traveling over 100 miles per hour. (Source: Ridgeland Police Department)
Hundreds gather on Thursday to honor the three teens killed. (Source: Live 5 News) Hundreds gather on Thursday to honor the three teens killed. (Source: Live 5 News)
COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Family members say an 18-year-old who survived a car wreck that killed three other Colleton County teenagers is doing better. 

O'Shay Tysheen Wiggins' family sent a picture showing Wiggins giving a thumbs up. 

Wiggins was extricated from the car accident on I-95 in Ridgeland Wednesday night.

He was then airlifted to Savannah Memorial Hospital following the incident. 

On Thursday night, students from the high school honored the three teens killed in the wreck: Jashawn Tyrie Brown, 17, of Walterboro, Jakeem Quashon Pinckney, 18, of Smoaks and Tykeem Tyrone Johnson, 18, of Ruffin.

"It's one of those teachable moments where everyone has to understand that life is precious and short," said Chris Collins, the head football coach and Athletic Director for the high school.

Fred Wiggins, O'Shay's father, said his son underwent surgery Thursday morning for his injuries.

"This morning the doctor said that his C7 is broken, his C6 is bruised, he has a bruised lung and bleeding on the brain," Wiggins said.

According to the Ridgeland Police Dept., the car carrying the four teens crashed after attempting to navigate the exit off ramp going over 100 miles per hour.

The car ran off the road into a wooded area and rolled several times, striking several trees before coming to a stop.

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