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Students sign pledge after classmates die in auto accident


The Hilton Head community continues to mourn the loss of two teenagers after a car accident last Friday morning.

The crash happened on Dillon Road around 7 a.m. Two teens were killed and two others were sent to the hospital and remain in critical condition.

All four of the teenagers were students at Hilton Head Island High School.

On Monday morning, students gathered to remember the friends they lost and to make a pledge to always wear their seatbelts whenever they get into a car.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the teenagers were not wearing their seat belts when the crash happened.

"The students want to do something. They are not sure how to help. They are trying to channel their energy and emotion to make a difference," said Hilton Head Island High School Principal Amanda O'Nan.

Dozens of students signed a banner promising they will make smart decisions when they get behind the wheel.

"The seat belt is so important. Those three may not have been thrown from the car if they were wearing them. I don't know what the outcome would have been, but I don't think it would have been as bad," said Lauren White, a student at Hilton Head Island High School.

Students also wore green ribbons to honor those that died.

"Everyone has come together, whether you knew them personally or not. It has hit everyone, so this is making a difference," said White.

To make a similar pledge with your family visit here. This site has several tips to review with your teenage driver.

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