Coach remembers Summerville student killed in Colleton Co. crash

Published: Dec. 23, 2015 at 11:54 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2015 at 10:31 PM EST
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Summerville High School's head baseball coach remembered the 17-year-old student athlete who was killed in a crash early Wednesday morning.

Glenn Forrest "Tripp" Rabon, Jr., was killed in the accident in the 8100-block of Charleston Highway near Ritter Road in Colleton County, according to the Colleton County Coroner's Office. The crash was reported at 5:06 a.m.

Summerville High School Head Baseball Coach Banks Faulkner tweeted Wednesday after learning of Rabon's death:

Hours later, Faulkner tweeted he would always remember Rabon as "smiling and happy:"

Rabon was also mentioned in a tweet from the Summerville Green Wave Baseball Twitter account:

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, a vehicle carrying four people and towing a boat ran off the right side of the road, overturned and hit a tree. The vehicle was traveling westbound.

Officials with Highway Patrol say Rabon was sitting in the back seat and was not wearing a seat belt. The three others in the vehicle were taken to an area hospital, but their conditions were not immediately available.

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