2 children dead after vehicle crashes into bank then catches fire

Officer Jonathan Bragg with the Greenville City Police Department says two are dead after a vehicle crashes into a bank and catches on fire Sunday morning.

The crash happened at Arthur State Bank on N Pleasantburg Dr. off Wade Hampton Blvd in Greenville around 9:15 a.m.

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Bragg says a vehicle collided with another vehicle before crashing into the front of the bank. The vehicle caught on fire while inside the bank.

There were 4 people inside the vehicle. The driver and a passenger made it out safely but the other two occupants died at the scene.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office says the two who died were children.

They say 3 year old Micah Young and 5 year old Tyrin Young, Jr. were passengers in the SUV being driven by their mother when it collided with a pickup truck and then hit the bank.

They also say the Wade Hampton Fire Department helped put out the fire that happened after the wreck.

Greenville Police and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash with the Wade Hampton Fire Department and Coroner. Autopsies will be performed Monday. No charges have been filed in the crash.

The bank on North Pleasantburg Drive will be temporarily closed. Here is a statement from Arthur State Banks CEO Danny Cook on the bank’s future and current banking:

“Our customers will be able to bank at the Augusta Road office (1925 Augusta Road) in Greenville or at our Spartanburg West office which is located at 8770 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy.  Spartanburg, SC (branch is located before reaching West Gate Mall in Spartanburg).  We do have online banking for both consumer and business customers as well as remote deposit capture for many of our business customers.  The ASB banking app is now available to allow customers an additional banking alternative.  Executive Management will be meeting in the next few days to determine the best course of action concerning the branch.  Our intention is to keep the Pleasantburg office, which may include a new facility as part of the proposed plan.

Again, right now more than anything, our thoughts and prayers are with the family that lost two little children today as well as their other family members.  I am sure this is a nightmare for all of them.  It is a very tragic situation.

With the investigation continuing, we do not plan any further comments at this time.”

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