Teen killed while trying to remove injured deer from road - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Teen killed while trying to remove injured deer from road

William Patrick Corley William Patrick Corley

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Sunday would have been the 18th birthday of a Gilbert teenager who was killed Saturday night while trying to remove an injured deer from Highway 378 in Lexington County. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the 17-year-old Gilbert High School junior was hit by a car around 8:30 p.m. on 378 near Calks Ferry Road. The Lexington County Coroner says William Patrick Corley died at the scene.

Investigators said Patrick was helping another driver, who had hit a deer, remove the injured animal from the road.

The 20-year-old driver of the vehicle that hit Patrick was not injured. 

On Sunday, Patrick's friends and family had erected a small memorial near the crash scene. 

"Today is his birthday," said Patrick's sister Kimberly Corley. "We should be celebrating that. Instead we're morning the loss of a family member."

"He was an awesome kid." said Kimberly. "He never not got in trouble. He always was so kind to everyone Just like what happened, he stopped to help someone out because that was the kind of kid he is. I'll always miss him."

Patrick's friend, Neil, was with him when he was trying to move the deer.

"He was going to drag deer in the median, try to kill it so it didn't suffer," said Neil. "He was so focused on the deer, he didn't look to see any cars coming."

The accident remains under investigation. 

Copyright 2012 WIS.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Red Zone Rundown: Joe Drennon takes over Hallsville, Bobcats buy in to win.

    Red Zone Rundown: Joe Drennon takes over Hallsville, Bobcats buy in to win.

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:37:34 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    "I really loved wearing the orange when I wore it, but I'm awful glad to wearing purple and gold right now. Kids did a great job of being here all summer long. That in itself tells me they want to be successful," said Joe Drennon, Bobcats head football coach. It journey won't be easy. The Hallsville Bobcats are coming off a rough 2016 season where they only came out victorious twice.  "We can't control what's gone on it the past. What we got to do ...More >>
    "I really loved wearing the orange when I wore it, but I'm awful glad to wearing purple and gold right now. Kids did a great job of being here all summer long. That in itself tells me they want to be successful," said Joe Drennon, Bobcats head football coach. It journey won't be easy. The Hallsville Bobcats are coming off a rough 2016 season where they only came out victorious twice.  "We can't control what's gone on it the past. What we got to do ...More >>
  • 1 dead, 1 in custody following dispute over animals in Marion County

    1 dead, 1 in custody following dispute over animals in Marion County

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:33:25 GMT
    Amy Allen, left, and Amber LongAmy Allen, left, and Amber Long

    Officials say a dispute over animals between two former business partners preceded a homicide in Marion County.

    More >>

    Officials say a dispute over animals between two former business partners preceded a homicide in Marion County.

    More >>
  • Aggies working to be better toward the end of the season

    Aggies working to be better toward the end of the season

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-08-23 02:35:42 GMT
    Sumlin is trying to make sure A&M finishes strong in 2017.Sumlin is trying to make sure A&M finishes strong in 2017.

    On Monday the Associated Press released its top 25 preseason poll for college football. And for the third straight year, Texas A&M didn't make the cut. Starting fast though and moving their way up the polls in recent seasons hasn't been the problem. In fact, the Aggies, who have over a dozen East Texans on the roster, were number four in the initial playoff rankings last year.

    More >>

    On Monday the Associated Press released its top 25 preseason poll for college football. And for the third straight year, Texas A&M didn't make the cut. Starting fast though and moving their way up the polls in recent seasons hasn't been the problem. In fact, the Aggies, who have over a dozen East Texans on the roster, were number four in the initial playoff rankings last year.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly