CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Thomas Wesley Lee, of Chesnee, South Carolina, has been identified as the teenager killed in a Thursday morning vehicle crash in Cherokee County.

Tommy Lee, 17, was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Chesnee Thursday morning.

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According to reports, Lee was operating a Honda van on Horse Creek Road in Chesnee, when for still undetermined reasons, the van crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle then went airborne before coming into contact with a tree and catching fire.

Lee was pronounced dead of blunt force and thermal injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cherokee County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,342. The county seat is Gaffney. The county was formed in 1897 from parts of York, Union, and Spartanburg Counties – Wikipedia.

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