Alcohol may have played a part in the death of a Sequoyah County man who was killed in an early morning accident just south of Brushy Lake State Park on Saturday.
It happened on State Highway 17, just before 5:30 a.m.
According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), 24-year-old Jimmy Cheater was driving a 2006 Pontiac GTO south on US 17 when the vehicle departed the roadway to the left for an unknown reason.
The vehicle struck a culvert and a tree, then rolled approximately one and a half times ejecting the driver 80 ft from the car. Cheater was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Corporal Bob Darris with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal crash that happened at 1:19 p.m. on Hwy. 17 Business near Hwy. 544.
Highway Patrol says Jordy Calhoun faces two charges of felony DUI following the crash. They say he was traveling north on 17 Business with one passenger in his car when he drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee across the median striking a van carrying five passengers. Calhoun and the passenger in his car were transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
One passenger in the other car died in the wreck. Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard says that person is 52-year-old Wesley Samuel of Columbia. The other four passengers in the van were injured and taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. No information on their injuries has been released at this time.
Around 5:00 p.m. Jordy Calhoun was transported from the hospital to J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
Officials at J. Reuben Long Detention Center confirmed to WMBF News that 18-year-old Calhoun has a history of criminal behavior. In June, he was charged with second degree burglary and several counts of failure to appear.
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Summer vacation is off to a tragic start at a high school in Mesa.
A suspected drunk driver, who police say was going the wrong way on the freeway , slammed into a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old student from Desert Ridge High School Monday night.
Olivia Wilson, a junior and member of the school’s volleyball team, died in the accident.
Tuesday morning, Desert Ridge student Marissa Arbuckle got a text from the volleyball coach that Wilson died the night before.
“She was a great person,” Arbuckle said. “It feels like a dream. It doesn’t seem real.”
Investigators say as Wilson drove south on Interstate 17, she came upon a suspected drunk driver going the wrong way.
The two cars collided near the Van Buren Street exit.
The wrong way driver died instantly and so did Wilson.
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