A police report on the car crash that killed two teens after they left a South Carolina high school prom said the driver was going nearly twice the speed limit.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department said Keith Schemm was driving 70 in a 40-mph zone — “too fast for conditions,” WCIV reported.
The 19-year-old freshman and Elizabeth “Libby” Daniel, 18, were pronounced dead on scene at the April 7 single-vehicle crash that happened after the two attended the prom, according to WCBD.
According to the report, Schemm hit a curb and sidewalk on the right side of the road, then overcorrected, going across the left lane before leaving the road and smashing into a tree, WCSC reported.
The report said “speeding contributed to the crash,” per postandcourier.com.
Forensic exams to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved have not been released, according to WCIV.
Schemm was a freshman cadet at The Citadel, and Daniel was a senior at Wando High School, according to WCBD.
In 2018, Schemm graduated from Wando, where he “met and began dating,” Daniel, The Citadel reported.
The Citadel held an April 11 service to celebrate Schemm, who “will be entombed in the chapel’s Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium,” according to The Citadel.
On April 13, a funeral service was held for Daniel at The Church at LifePark Church, her obituary on Dignity Memorial said.