Former South Pointe Football Star One Of Two Killed In Thursday Night Auto Accident

Posted August 9, 2019 12:59 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. – Investigators said a Rock Hill teenager and the superintendent at a South Carolina school district were killed when their vehicles collided Thursday night in Chester County.

Officials identified Savion White,18, and Dr. Betty Jo Hall, 58, as the victims in the crash, which happened around 6 p.m. on West End Road outside of Chester.


White played football at South Pointe High School and was heading to Newberry College, where he had a football scholarship, this coming school year.


Hall was the superintendent of Abbeville County Schools.

“It is with great sadness to inform you that our beloved superintendent, Dr. Betty Jo Hall, used the wings she earned on this earth to soar to be with our Lord, her Heavenly Father, shortly after 6:00 PM last night. Please be in prayer for her husband, Wally, and her brother and sister and extended family,” the school district posted on its Facebook page.


Investigators said Hall’s husband, Wallace, was driving and Hall was a passenger in a Dodge Durango SUV that was heading north on West End Road. They said White was driving south in a Chevy SUV and crossed the center line. Investigators said White’s vehicle hit the Halls’ vehicle head-on.

Both White and Dr. Betty Jo Hall died. Wallace Hall was taken to the hospital.