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Memorial set up at scene of boys’ deaths in Greenville

Deputy coroner describes crash details.
Deputy coroner describes crash details. BART BOATWRIGHT

Teddy bears and flowers were placed under a tree outside the bank where two young children died in a fiery wreck.

Authorities on Monday returned to Arthur State Bank on North Pleasantburg Drive to continue their investigation into a wreck that killed 5-year-old Tyrin Savahya Young Jr. and his younger brother, 3-year-old Micah A. Young. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues, the Greenville City Police Department said.

“We want to do everything we can to support that family,” Kent Dill of the Coroner’s Office said. “We wish that we could change the outcome, but we need to provide them with good, complete, accurate information about what happened and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

The boys’ mother was driving a 2001 Ford Expedition when the SUV collided with a pickup truck about 9:10 a.m. Sunday. The Expedition was knocked across North Pleasantburg Drive and into the Arthur State Bank building at 1410 N. Pleasantburg Drive, authorities said.

“It appears that the vehicle cut across the vacant service station parking lot and was attempting to make a left turn onto North Pleasantburg Drive,” Dill said. “In the process of doing that, there was a collision.”

The boys were pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed Monday, Dill said. Authorities are awaiting test results, he said.

The mother and her 11-year-old daughter were able to get out of the vehicle, which caught fire. The mother and daughter were transported to the hospital Sunday. They were treated and released.

Two employees were inside the building but were not injured.

“Luckily, the point of impact was not near where they were,” Dill said.

The Wade Hampton Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire. The Coroner’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department are working to determine the cause of the fire, Dill said.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Elizabeth Sanders and Bart Boatwright contributed.

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