SOUTH CAROLINA – Brandon Earwood charged with felony DUI after killing Willie Brown Jr. in head-on crash
WALTERBORO, SC. – South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Judd Jones reports that on Feb. 9, 2019, at about 4:17 am., Willie Louis Brown Jr., 53, of Walterboro, South Carolina, was killed and pronounced dead on the scene when his SUV was hit head-on by a GMC pickup on SC 61 near Hunter Haven Blvd., west of Summerville.
Brandon Earwood, 26, was not wearing a seatbelt while operating a GMC North hit vehicle one in the southbound lane before hitting the victim’s vehicle head-on, said Cpl. Jones. Earwood was treated for minor injuries and arrested on charges of felony DUI after being released from a hospital. Police say he was booked into the Dorchester County Detention Center.
Brown worked at the Ralph Johnson VA hospital.
The VA Hospital issued this statement regarding Willie Brown Jr’s death:
“The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center family is deeply saddened by the loss of our team member Willie Louis Brown, Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”