4 USC Upstate students killed, 1 hurt in fiery wreck

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say four USC Upstate students have been killed in a fiery wreck after a car lost control and hit a tree on a Spartanburg street not far from campus.

Troopers said the wreck happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday on a street just north of Interstate 85 about a mile from campus.

The Highway Patrol says five people were inside the car when it went off the right side of the road, slammed into a tree and caught fire.

USC Upstate Chancellor Thomas Moore said in a statement the injured student was in stable condition. He says there are no words to describe the loss to the campus of 6,000 students.

USC Upstate plans a candlelight vigil Monday on campus.

Investigators haven’t identified all four of the people killed.

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