MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — A traffic accident in Myrtle Beach Friday claimed the life of a Wheeling Park High School student.

South Carolina Highway Patrol said Alexander Joseph Fedak, 17, of Wheeling, lost control of the car he was driving on Wesley Road in Murrells Inlet at about 12:05 a.m. The vehicle left the road and slammed into a tree.

Fedak was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger was hospitalized.

Police said both Fedak and the passenger were wearing seat belts.

Wilson Funeral Home in Brookside, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Jim

    Why would a parent let a 17 year old out that late at the beach. There surely isn't anything he could be doing at that hour. Sad to lose such a young person.

    • alexa

      How dare you. You don't know Alex or his family. Have a shred of respect and empathy for this family rather than criticizing them.
      Next time you decide to spew your callous opinions on someone's obit report, read, then re-read what you write. Still feel compelled to be judgmental? Keep it to yourself, lest YOU be in this nightmare one day.

      • Jim

        How dare you, lol. Like your opinion matters to me.

    • Sarah

      What is wrong with you? The parents just lost their son. Your judgment is unnecessary and hateful. The family I know will pray for you as you sit and judge.

      • Jim

        Wasn't judging. But if they would have done their job as parents they would still be with their son. My heart goes out to them.

        • Joel

          Ok this jim guy is nuts because his mom is up in west Virginia down the road from me and he went to live with his dad down in sc. Alex was helping get someone home from work and went a little too fast around a turn and lost control of the wheel and hit head on into a tree. So for ur information he wasn't just out late cause his dad let him. He was at work so he drove another person home. So he was doing what he always did helped people just cause he could so that should be an example on what can happen if you don't slow down. So don't blame his family and if it was his time to go then he went and there is nothing we can do about it all I can say is that he went way too early and never had a chance to fix his mistakes and when he was killed everybody's heart stopped beating cause u will never find a kid as unique as Alexander Joseph Fedak. So don't blame his family cause its not easy!

  • Grace

    I know his sister and my brother went to school with him. My mom also went to the doctor that his mom worked at. He'll be missed by a lot of people. 7.18.14 i love you Alex. You were always nice(:

  • Jessica

    I worked with Alex. I was behind the hostess stand with another host while he left work that night. I just came home from Maine and that was my first night back to work. Alex was a good child. He was bright, fun, very easy to talk to. I don't know what happened at the crash scene...but I wish that God didn't take him. I wish he was in the hospital with his friend (passenger). I'm sure his family is mourning as well as my fellow employees and my bosses as well. I too am mourning. My prayers go out to his family and friends. I plan to visit the spot of the crash and place flowers. It's the least I can do for him, a friend.