So Sad: Teen Dies In Car Crash On Road Named For His Dad

Apr 8, 2011

This story from South Carolina may break your heart:

"More than two years ago, a stretch of Highway 129 [in Wellford] was dedicated in honor of U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Shawn Hill, a local soldier killed in Afghanistan when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb. On Thursday, his son, Byrnes High School senior Aaron Shawn Hill, 18, died in a car crash along the same stretch of road." (Spartanburg Herald Journal)

The Herald Journal says that the car Aaron Hill was driving was "hit head-on when a 2004 Chevrolet pickup ... cross the center line."

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