An 18-year-old from Columbia, SC has just been released on bond after being charged with a Felony DUI in a crash that took the life of his brother.
His bond was set Friday at $100,00, and the teen defendant was released on his own recognizance, according to the reports available.
The SC Highway Patrol stated that the BMW driving by the teen and his brother hit a parked car on Shallow Brook Drive, a little after 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. After hitting the parked car, the boys ran off the side of the road, plummeting into a group of trees, striking several of them.
Neighbors and eyewitnesses alike state that they heard the teenagers screaming at the top of their lungs while stuck inside the vehicle. The two brothers and one of their friends were found inside the BMW.
All three boys were wearing their seatbelts, and rapidly transported to Palmetto Memorial for assistance.
The younger brother, and victim of this terrible accident, was riding in the front seat next to his brother, who was driving at the time. The boy was only 16-years-old, and pronounced dead at the time he arrived at the hospital.
The older brother/defendant in this case has been charged with Felony DUI for the death of his brother in the incident. The 17-year-old passenger was also transported to Palmetto, and his condition was reported to be “fair at best.”
If you or a loved one, such as a child, has been charged with a drinking related crime, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a confidential consultation. You may contact our Baxter Village office located in Fort Mill South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999