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A Saturday, April 21, car accident just before 8 p.m. left the driver and front passenger dead, and injured a third teenage girl in the back seat.
The car had veered off Seaside Road on St. Helena Island and slammed into a tree [map below]. The two teens who died have been identified as Beaufort High School students, driver Chelsie Pitruzella, 18, and Kayleeana Hudson-Banks, 15. The third teen has not been identified.
There's no word about what caused the accident but all three teens are believed to have been wearing seat belts.
Update April 24: Vigil
On Monday night friends and family gathered to remember Pitruzella and Hudson-Banks.
The third teen who was injured has been identified as Megan Trimmer, 17.
Update May 23: Speed
Officials have closed the investigation and attribute the cause of the accident to speed.