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Polk senior dies in wreck

Fundraiser established for 18-year old

COLUMBUS—A Polk County senior getting ready for graduation wrecked this week and was severely injured and later died. 

The North Carolina Highway Patrol reports that Quinton Webber, 18, was driving a 2009 model Honda at mile marker 164 of U.S. 74 at 9:53 p.m. on Monday night when he hit the guardrail, flipped and was ejected from the vehicle. 

No speeding was detected as the highway patrol reports that the vehicle was going 65 mph in a 65 mph zone. 

Webber was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where as of press time he was in the critical care unit but passed away Friday night. 

Webber was the only person in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved. 

“Vehicle 1 was traveling east on U.S. 74 in the left lane,” states the highway patrol’s report. “Vehicle 1 traveled off the roadway to the left and struck the guardrail. Vehicle entered the roadway and began overturning. Vehicle 1 overturned several times and as it was overturning, the driver of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle. Vehicle 1 traveled off the roadway to the right and came to rest on its right side facing north.” 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for medical and other bills for the family. 

People can visit https://gofund.me/1a9e44b5 to donate and see updates.