South Carolina Teen Denied Bond in Fatal Car Accident Case
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC. – A South Carolina teenager has been denied bond on criminal charges stemming from a car accident that killed another teenager and injured several others, according to an online news report from wspa.com.*
On an evening in October 2018, 19-year-old Madison Bagwell was driving a Jeep Cherokee south on Highway 25 in Greenville County, South Carolina. Near the area of Pine Hill Drive, Bagwell lost control of the Jeep and traveled off the roadway. The Jeep then rolled over and came to a rest in the northbound lane.
Bagwell and three other people in the vehicle — a 20-year-old man and two children, both age 13 — were injured and transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment. A fifth passenger in the Jeep, 17-year-old Jessica Faye Adaline Adams, died at the scene.
After receiving medical treatment, Bagwell was taken into police custody on criminal charges including felony driving under the influence with death; felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury; child endangerment; and possession of marijuana.
In December 2018, reports surfaced that Adams’s father was the person who supplied alcohol to Bagwell on the night of the crash and knew that Bagwell was driving after consuming the alcohol. He was charged with a number of crimes for his involvement.
At a court hearing in Greenville County on January 17, the judge overseeing Bagwell’s criminal case denied her bond. The judge said Bagwell can refile for bond when she has completed a Greenville County Detention Center program for drug and alcohol abuse. The judge also ordered Bagwell to have no contact with the victims of the car crash.
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