The girls' basketball coach at Kingstree has died. Sonya Burgess died in a car crash tonight.
Her Kingstree Jaguars team was scheduled to play Lake City tomorrow. This is per Lou Bezjak of the Florence Morning News.
Burgess was a science teacher at Kingstree, and was born and raised in South Carolina. She also coached volleyball. She was apparently a mother and a wife as well.
This is a very sad time. I can't remember the last time that a basketball coach who was still coaching died the day before a crucial playoff game.
People in Kingstree are mourning. Searching the name Burgess on Twitter has lots of mentions of the coach. https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%27burgess%22&src=typd
Another very sad day in the Pee Dee, this after earlier this school year Hartsville football player Ronald Rouse had died on the field.