First DUI related deadly accident in Columbia
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:42:30 GMT —
Columbia, SC (WACH) - Officials say 26 year old, Troy Wilson, has been charged after driving under the influence causing a wreck at the intersection of Hazelwood Road and Burdell Drive.
The Columbia Police Department Traffic Safety Unit responded to the intersection where the driver of the motorcycle would soon be transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
The motorcycle was traveling northbound on Hazelwood Rd. when Wilson, traveling southbound, attempted to make a left turn to head east on Burdell Drive.
Wilson failed to yield the right way, causing the driver of the motorcycle to strike the front passenger door of the vehicle.
Officials say Wilson allegedly left the scene of the collision, but was apprehended after returning to the scene.
This accident is the first DUI related deadly accident in Columbia.