Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A one-vehicle accident Monday night claimed the life of an Andrews teenager.
The accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Monday on Kent Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins.
Coroner Kenny Johnson said Davey Nolan Belue, who turned 17 in October, was killed in the accident.
He said Belue died from multiple trauma.
Collins said Belue was alone in the 2002 Chevrolet pickup he was driving. He said Belue ran off the road and struck a tree. The vehicle was covered by trees which made reaching the victim difficult for emergency workers. It took about two hours for workers to complete the job.
The cause of Belue losing control of the truck is still under investigation, Collins said. Fog was thick in parts of the area Monday night. It was unknown Tuesday if weather was a factor.
Once the news of Belue's death began to spread, social media sites began to fill up with posts from friends - and from people he did not know. “So sorry to hear about this. Another life taken way too soon. May God be with this family during this difficult time,” Terri Hudson wrote on the Georgetown Times Facebook page.
“My feelings are so hurt right now. I will always remember the times we shared. Every Sunday morning, the holidays. You'll forever be in my heart Davey,” wrote Stephanie Brown.
Michelle Adams has known Belue for the past four years.
“He was a typical teenager. He loved to hunt and fish and loved to have a good time. He was also quite the jokester,” Adams said. “He was always smiling and was quite the gentleman. Always polite and friendly.”
She said Belue loved to cook.
“He made up his own recipes and did a great job,” she said.
Casey Moore said he knew Belue since 5th grade.
“He was not afraid to do anything. He was a real caring person. Cared a lot about his mom and sisters,” Moore said.
On Monday, Belue's relatives were distraught with his death.
“My only son, my beautiful baby boy, I will never be able to hug him ever again. Why?” wrote his mother Regina Powell Atkinson on Facebook.