South Carolina personal injury lawyers learned of a Columbia couple whose vehicle was struck by a drunk driver while they were traveling along Interstate 95. The collision occurred four miles south Walterboro, near mile marker 49, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Sadly, the man and women from Columbia, both in their early 70s, were killed in the collision, according to the Colleton County Coroner’s Office.
South Carolina State Troopers have charged the drunk driver, a 34-year-old man from Delaware, with two counts of felony DUI involving death. The man was driving his 1992 Ford Mustang in the northbound lanes when he changed lanes, striking the 70-year-old women from Columbia. She and her husband were traveling in a Suburban. After the being hit by the drunk driver, the impact forced the Suburban to run off the interstate and collide with a tree.
The couple were both killed at the scene of the auto accident from multiple, serious injuries. It was also reported that both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.