Report: Citadel cadet was driving 70 mph in 40 mph zone before deadly crash

Updated: Apr. 19, 2019 at 6:35 AM EDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - According to the crash report released Thursday by the Mount Pleasant police department, freshman Citadel cadet Keith Schemm was driving an estimated 70 mph in a 40 mph zone just before the crash that killed him and Wando High School senior Elizabeth Daniel in early April.

Schemm was driving south on Rifle Range Road when he hit a right curb, then a sidewalk and swerved left before crossing the center line and overcorrecting, according to the crash report. The overcorrection caused the SUV to yaw and strike a tree on the other side of the road.

The officer who wrote the report stated that the vehicle was driving too fast for conditions. Daniel and Schemm were killed in the crash which happened in the early morning hours of April 7 in the 2600 block of Rifle Range near Hamlin Road. Both the Citadel and Wando High School principal released statements after the crash.

Schemm graduated from Wando High School in 2018.

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