CLEVELAND, S.C. — A recent Travelers Rest High School graduate died after a car crash on Highway 11 in Pickens County on Sunday night.
Joseph Gillespie, a standout Devildog pitcher who graduated earlier this year, was killed near the intersection of Talley Bridge Road following a wreck with another vehicle around 9:20 p.m., according to the Pickens County Coroner's Officer.
In November of last year, Gillespie signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Eskerine College.
Fellow students and teammates will hold a candlelight vigil beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 20 on the baseball field at the school. Visitors are asked to park in the student parking section.
The crash is being investigated by the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Gillespie was 18 years old.
Words can't describe the type of person and friend Joseph was to us all. Fly high my friend. pic.twitter.com/eNJ0zoHbwy— Cole Patterson (@ColePatterson4) July 20, 2015
My heart is broken for the Gillespie family. I am praying and will continue to pray for each of you. Joe was awesome. He will be missed.— Josh Mills (@sloroller32) July 20, 2015
We send our prayers to the Gillespie family. Joe was a great Devildog and greater person. You are missed— Devildog Sports (@devildogsn) July 20, 2015
Sending all of our love and prayers toward Joesph's friends and family. You will truly be missed man, we love you! #weareTR— TRHS STUCO (@TRHSSTUCO) July 20, 2015
Candlelight Prayer Vigil at 9 tonight at TRHS baseball field for Joseph Gillespie. Everyone please be there and share pic.twitter.com/d2tZkxwfu4— Devildog Baseball (@TRestBaseball) July 20, 2015