Whenever there is a multi-vehicle accident, police may need to investigate in order to determine if there is any culpability. Part of that investigation may entail testing to see if any of the drivers involved were under the influence. That can lead to a DUI charge in South Carolina. However, if a victim in the car accident dies as a result of the actions of a driver under the influence, the charges may be upgraded and, in turn, be much more serious.
Recently, a 59-year-old man was taken into custody three months after a car accident that he allegedly caused. The man was one of three people involved in a car accident. Two cars were stopped when the 59-year-old came upon them and plowed into the back of one of the vehicles. A 26-year-old woman in one of the vehicles was taken to a hospital and died of her injuries days later.