Christian Cowan, Travis Williams (Source: Effingham Co. HS)
The red Honda Civic ended up overturned in the woods.
GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is handling the investigation.
RINCON, GA (WTOC) -
One Effingham County High School student is dead and another was seriously injured after a wreck Wednesday night in Rincon.
It happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Rincon-Stillwell Road between Georgia Pacific and Ebenezer Road. An off-duty Effingham County sheriff's investigator came onto the crash scene and located an injured teen on the side of the roadway.
Deputies say Christian Cowan, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene and Travis Williams, 18, was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah with serious injuries.
"The investigator and another deputy located the vehicle in a wooded area and found another teen, Christian Cowan, 18, of Rincon, lying in ditch in standing water. Deputies pulled him out but he was pronounced dead on the scene. Both teens were seniors at Effingham County High School, " said Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor in a statement.
Rincon-Stillwell Road between Georgia Pacific and Ebenezer Rd. was closed for four hours while authorities investigated the wreck. It reopened at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team continues to investigate.