Bond set for man accused of causing deadly moped collision


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- Bond has been set for the man accused of causing a deadly moped collision last week.

Bond was set at $75,000 for Charles Davenport Jr. Tuesday morning.

Davenport Jr. has been charged with felony DUI involving death in connection with the collision that occurred Nov. 15 at the 1800 block of Rosewood Drive.

The initial Traffic Safety Unit investigation indicated that Davenport was under the influence of alcohol and was speeding when he hit 22-year-old, David Newell from behind, dragging his moped down the street before the two vehicles struck a tree.

Davenport and Newell were transported to a local hospital after the accident. Newell was pronounced dead on Thursday, Nov. 16 due to complications from injuries received in the collision. Davenport was released from the hospital Monday after receiving injuries during the collision.

A GoFund Me account was created for Newell.

Related Story: Coroner identifies moped driver killed after Rosewood crash.

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