Aiken County crash kills 15-year-old

A 15-year-old Silver Bluff High School student has died at Georgia Regents Medical Center.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Kumar G. Falconer was the rear-seat passenger in a 1999 Jeep driven by his brother when it crashed Tuesday morning on Dragstrip Road near Jackson. He was pronounced dead the next day.

Carlton said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which hit an embankment and overturned several times, ejecting Kumar, the only person not wearing a seat belt.

Excessive speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, Carlton said. It was the fifth fatal crash in Aiken County this year.

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