Fort Mill Teen Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle, Some Parents Say The Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented
FORT MILL, S.C. — A 14-year-old teen has died after being struck by a vehicle in Fort Mill on Friday, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.
Around 6 p.m. the Fort Mill Police Department was dispatched to Pleasant Road at Whitley Road after being informed of a crash involving a pedestrian, a news release said.
The incident is on the same road and nearby Pleasant Knoll Middle School and Pleasant Knoll Elementary School.
The victim, 14-year-old Bryan Orkofsky, was reportedly trying to cross the street at the time of the accident, according to the Fort Mill Police.
Orkofsky was flown from the scene to Carolinas Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
An investigation is underway and no charges have been presented at this time.
Some concerned parents told WCCB Charlotte, they warned Fort Mill Police, and school leaders about the dangerous road.
“It’s so devastating because I completely feel like there was no reason for this to have happened,” says Nicole Bis, concerned parent.
“In my email, I said does there have to be a casualty for us to do something about it, and here we are not long after that email. Unfortunately somebody had to pay the price for that,” says Sarah Chick, concerned parent.
Orkofsky’s funeral will be held Thursday in Fort Mill.