A bank where two young children lost their lives in a fiery crash will likely be demolished, bank officials said Monday.
Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said Micah A. Young, 3, and Tyrin Savahya Young Jr., 5, died in the accident just before 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
A two-vehicle collision sent the SUV into the Arthur State Bank on Pleasantburg Drive.Â
Evans said the 2001 Ford Expedition was driven by the boys’ mother.Â
Jonathan Bragg of the Greenville Police Department said the mother and a passenger made it out alive.Â
A relative said the family was on the way to church.Â
The mother, whose name has not been released, was a member of Changing Your Mind Ministries in Taylors.
Pastor Wendell Jones released a statement saying: “We have no comment at this time, as we wish to respect the families need for privacy and a need for a period of grieving.”
It wasn’t easy for family members to see debris scattered everywhere and a hole in the side of the building.
“I’m real emotional right now because family members, you know, hey, you don’t get them every day,” said James Brown, a relative of the victims.
Pleasantburg Drive was closed between Pine Knoll Drive and Wade Hampton Boulevard for more than six hours as crews worked at the scene.Â
A witness told WYFF’s Corey Davis that a green pickup truck struck the SUV, and the collision sent the SUV crashing into the bank.Â The collision sparked flames, according to the witness and confirmed by the coroner’s office.
Police have not confirmed that information and are continuing to investigate the collision.
The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital.Â There was no word on his condition.
Investigators reconstructed the accident scene Sunday afternoon.
Crews from the Wade Hampton Fire Department, the Greenville City Fire Department, Â the Parker Fire District, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Greenville police and EMS responded to the accident.Â
Bragg said the mother’s name will not be released unless she is charged with something.
He said the investigation into the crash could take a few weeks.
Officials with Arthur State Bank said the current building will likely be torn down and they’re looking into putting a temporary structure on site.