Teen Charged With Felony DUI

His Passenger Dies At The Scene

Patrick Gentry
July 04, 2017 - 11:54 am

Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol said a teen has been charged with driving under the influence after a deadly July 4 crash in Abbeville County.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on John Gray Road near Keowee Road.

Troopers said a 16-year-old from Belton was driving a Mazda pickup when the truck ran off the road, hit and embankment and overturned.

The driver was not hurt but troopers said a passenger riding in the truck was killed.

The 16-year-old driver was charged was felony DUI resulting in death, driving an uninsured vehicle, and minor in possession of alcohol.

The teen was released into his parents’ custody and his name is being withheld due to their age.

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