SOUTH CAROLINA: Benjamin Cecil Lockliear charged with two counts of felony DUI in fatal

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Benjamin Lockliear charged with two counts of felony DUI following fatal crash in Andrews

Benjamin Cecil Lockliear charged with two counts of felony DUI by SC Highway Patrol Oct. 19, 2019

ANDREWS, S.C. – According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Spokesman Cpl. Judd Jones, the operator of a truck, Benjamin C. Lockliear, 37, of Andrews S.C., crashed into another vehicle on Oct. 19, 2019, at 7:40 pm causing a fatality. The deceased has been identified as Ashley Avant of Georgetown County, S.C.

Cpl. Jones reported that Lockliear was driving a 2014 GMC pickup and hit a 2010 Chevy SUV that was traveling in front of him while westbound on Seaboard Road in Andrews, S.C., and killed the driver.

A passenger in the Chevy SUV was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center with serious injuries.

Lockliear was charged with two counts of felony DUI and booked into the Williamsburg County Jail where he remains pending a hearing. Vinelink confirms that Benjamin Cecil Lockliear remains in custody in the Williamsburg County Jail.

Ashley LeAnnee Walters Avant, 30, beloved mother and the wife of Kenneth Lee Avant, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
A Home Going Celebration will be 2 PM, Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1797 Brick Chimney Road, Georgetown. Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Avant Family will receive family and friends 6-9 PM, Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in the sanctuary of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walters and Avant family.