A 21-year-old man is facing charges for reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death and felony driving under the influence result in death for his role in a fatal multi-vehicle accident.
South Carolina troopers responded to the accident scene at about 5:30 a.m. A 45-year-old man who was driving a Porche SUV was dead. Before the accident happened, the man was following his wife, who was driving a pickup truck. The 21-year-old man was allegedly in a stolen Ford truck when he hit the driver’s rear side of the woman’s pickup after crossing the center line. The Ford truck then struck the Porche SUV head-on, killing the 45-year-old man. A Volvo was also involved in the accident; it was also struck by the Ford pickup. The Volvo driver was transported for medical care.
The 21-year-old is accused of fleeing the accident scene before he was located and arrested. Police in Summerville said that the 21-year-old will face first-degree burglary charges from their jurisdiction.
The judge ruled that the reckless homicide charge would have a surety bond of $50,000, but the other two charges from the troopers would have no bond.
For those who lose a loved one in a car accident, there is hope for justice. There doesn’t have to be criminal charges filed in an accident for the victim or his or her family to file a civil lawsuit for compensation, although the criminal case can provide more evidence for a civil case. An attorney can provide more information on how to seek compensation from the person responsible for your loved one’s death.
Source: Live5News.com, “Judge denies bond for man charged in fatal multi-vehicle wreck in Summerville,” Oct. 21, 2016