Teenager Killed in Car Crash in Honea Path, SC; 17-Year-Old Girl Charged
HONEA PATH, SC. – According to an online news report published at usnews.com, a teenager was killed in a car crash in Honea Path, South Carolina. The news report says a 17-year-old girl is facing criminal charges in connection with the accident, according to investigators with South Carolina Highway Patrol.*
The crash took place in the early morning on Tuesday, May 7, in Greenville County, South Carolina, near Honea Path. South Carolina Highway Patrol and U.S. News report that at approximately 2:30 a.m. that day, a car that had been traveling in the county crossed the centerline of a roadway. The name of the roadway was not reported.
After crossing the centerline, the car reportedly traveled off the side of the road, then went down an embankment and overturned. The circumstances leading to the collision were not described in the U.S. News report, so it is not clear what caused the driver to veer out of her lane of travel and off the roadway.
U.S. News reports that an 18-year-old passenger in the car was partially ejected from the vehicle and was killed in the accident. The victim was a resident of Donalds, South Carolina, and was a friend of the driver.
U.S. News states that the driver of the car, a 17-year-old girl who was not named in the report, has been criminally charged in connection with the wreck. According to Troopers, the charges include felony driving under the influence involving death. The judge overseeing the case set the teen’s bail at $15,000 and ordered her to wear an alcohol ankle monitor. The judge also prohibited her from driving.
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