West Ashley high student dead after hitting tree

Robbie Owens Jr., who would have been a senior, died around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning when his car hit a tree.

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Police say they're still investing the cause of the accident that killed the 17-year-old West Ashley High School student, and a toxicology test isn't scheduled to be available for six to eight weeks.

The Post and Courier story has quotes, background info and funeral service information. Here's a sample:
Dozens of cars were parked outside Owens' Middlebury Lane home Tuesday night. Friends and family gathered in the house. They described the school's three-year varsity soccer team goalie as a jovial, well-loved teen.

Later, by phone, Stephen Jackson, his soccer coach at West Ashley High, talked about Owens.

"Robbie was, obviously, a well-liked kid, very popular and a lot of fun to be around. He had a lot of friends, on and off the field," Jackson said. "It's a big loss for the team. We can't replace his experience, and we can't replace the trust the team has in him."

Also, Live 5 News notes that a memorial soccer game will be held tonight in memory of the varsity soccer player.

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