A Greenwood teenager was killed over the weekend when the vehicle he was driving left a rural Bolivar County road and overturned several times.
Gram Pantin, 17, was pronounced dead on the scene at about 5 p.m. Sunday by Bolivar County Coroner Randolph Seals Jr.
Pantin was driving a Jeep Wrangler, which was discovered overturned in a ditch on Yeager Road, a two-lane gravel road located about 7 miles west of Cleveland, according to the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department. “It appeared that the driver lost control of his vehicle, causing the vehicle to flip several times,” said Chief Deputy Gerald M. Wesley Jr. in a released statement.
There were no passengers with Pantin. It has not been determined when the accident occurred. “I’m thinking it had to happen the night before,” said Seals.
Pantin had just completed his junior year at North New Summit School, where he had transferred for the 2019-20 academic year after previously attending Pillow Academy.
He was the oldest of four children of Hank and Ginny Pantin. The family attends Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where Gram Pantin had served as an altar server when he was younger.