The softball world has suffered another tragedy as two players for the University of South Carolina Union softball team were killed in a Friday night vehicular accident.
The Union Times reported that a two-vehicle collision killed two USC Union student-athletes Friday night in a collision that occurred at approximately 10:12 pm EST when a car travelling north on SC 295 (Southport Road) in Spartanburg County crossed the center lane and collided head-on with a southbound car.
The vehicle that crossed the center lane, a 2012 Toyota truck allegedly driven by a person who was under the influence of alcohol, killed two Lady Bantams softball players, while two others were hospitalized with serious injuries.
They were identified by the Spartanburg County Coroner as Mia Stokes, 18, of Batsam Trail, Charlotte, NC and Grace Revels, 20, of Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Clevenger said that Stokes was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. while Revels was pronounced dead at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center at 10:50 p.m. after being transported for treatment.
The school announced the tragedy via social media Saturday morning:
Our campus is saddened to share the news with our community that four of our Lady Bantams were involved in a head on collision Friday evening. The crash left two seriously hurt and two were fatally injured.
Our campus is saddened to share the news with our community that four of our Lady Bantams were involved in a head on collision Friday evening. The crash left two seriously hurt and two were fatally injured.— USC Union (@uscunion) February 8, 2020
According to the Times, “In wake of the tragedy, USC Union has announced that grief counselors will be on campus Monday to counsel students.”
WYFF, the local NBC affiliate, shared the news also.
“Our campus and community is absolutely devastated and heartbroken over this news," said Annie Smith, the school's marketing and development director.
Here is a recent Facebook post from the school spotlighting Revels: