Toxicology Reports Questioned Of USC Upstate Students Killed In Crash

UPDATE:  Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office received toxicology results from decedent’s of the crash that occurred In October on 4th Street at Valley Falls. The coroner notified members of the victims’ family and they were told by some family members they wanted their loved ones toxicology released because of rumors stated on social media. Other family members have objected to the release of toxicology results and have cited the recent Supreme Court decision against the release of autopsy records to the media or individuals not associated with the investigation of the case.

Since there is an objection to the release of the toxicology results, the coroner’s office will be seeking a attorney general opinion on the legality of the release of toxicology results based on the most recent Supreme Court decision, Perry V. Bullock.

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A candlelight vigil will be held Monday evening to honor four USC Upstate students who were killed in a crash early Sunday morning.

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office says four people died and another was injured after their car struck a tree and caught fire Sunday morning in Boiling Springs.

Lance Corporal Gary Miller with the Highway Patrol says that the car was heading east on 4th Street, near Highway 9, when it drove off the right side of the road, hitting a tree and bursting into flames.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene and two others were taken to the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. One of the people who were taken to the hospital was pronounced dead later on Sunday.

Joshua Lee, 20 – deceased
James Campbell – deceased
Sarah Vande Berg – deceased
Horace Miller Sproull IV – deceased
Felicia Ahlborg – injured

The Spartanburg County Coroner reports that the person who died at the hospital was identified as Joshua Lee, 20, who lived near Glendale within Spartanburg County.

Felicia Ahlborg, 20, of Sweden, is listed in fair condition at Spartanburg Regional, according to a hospital spokesperson.

On Sunday night, Clevenger released the names of two more victims – James Campbell and Sarah Vande Berg. The last victim, Horace Miller Sproull IV was identified Monday afternoon by the Coroner’s office.


(Pictured left to right: Josh Lee, James Campbell, Sarah VandeBerg, Horace Sproull IV)

The university has scheduled a candlelight vigil that will begin Monday at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at the USC Upstate soccer stadium on campus.

USC Upstate released some information about two of the victims. Campbell, a junior, was a native of Greenville and was a member of the Spartans men’s soccer team. As a soccer player at J.L. Mann High School, he helped his team to a 3A State Championship in 2010 and a 4A title in 2012. Campbell graduated in 2013 and played soccer at Marshall University. He transferred to play at USC Upstate in January.

Vande Berg was from Zephyrhills, Florida and was a member of the women’s tennis team. Sarah played tennis at Zephyrhills High School where she served as team captain and lettered all four years. She was a senior at USC Upstate majoring in communication.


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