LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - A Liberty University student was killed in an accident in South Carolina Monday. 22-year-old Shinjae Park was one of four Liberty students in the car. They were all heading to Orlando for spring break.
Here is what Liberty released:
Students and staff at Liberty University are in mourning after a student has died in a traffic accident. 22-year-old Shinjae Park was a passenger in the backseat of a car traveling South on I-95. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says on Monday afternoon in Clarendon County, the car left the right side of the road and struck several trees. Park died at the scene. She was one of four Liberty students in the car. They were all heading to Orlando for spring break. The others were injured. One passenger suffered fractured ribs. All four students were wearing their seatbelts. Park's parents have been notified. They are now making arrangements to get their daughter's body back home.
University officials say Park's friends were shocked and saddened to hear of her death. The university is asking for prayers tonight for her family–and for the other students who were with her in the car. Park attended 701 Korean Church on Thomas Road in Lynchburg. The church will have a special prayer service for her tonight. Park would have turned 23 years old today is from South Korea.