South Carolina readers may recall media coverage of a terrible accident that took place this June in Orangeburg. The crash ended the life of a 25-year-old man who was riding in the car of a friend. Now, more than three months later, the driver of that vehicle is facing felony DUI charges. This likely comes as a relief to the family of the young man who was killed in the crash.
The crash took place in the early morning hours, when police say that the 28-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle. The car left the roadway and overturned, throwing both men out of the vehicle. While the driver was injured in the crash, his passenger and friend was unable to survive his injuries, and died as a result. Testing revealed that the driver had a blood alcohol level of .11 at the time of the crash.