South Carolina: James Bryson Munn charged with DUI in death of Kylie Gillette

Kylie Gillette of Johns Island died in DUI crash SC 081814; was hit head-on by DUI driver.

Kylie Gillette of Johns Island died in DUI crash SC 081814; was hit head-on by DUI driver.




JOHNS ISLAND, SC – An investigation is continuing after a fatal vehicle crash over the weekend on Johns Island.

According to officials, a Chevy Equinox driven by 20-year-old James Bryson Munn collided with a Jeep Compass on River Road near Main Road around 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

Munn was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina where he still is hospitalized for injuries sustained during the crash.

The driver of the Jeep Compass, later identified as 17-year-old Kylie Gillette of Johns Island, was pronounced dead at the scene.

James Bryson Munn DUI fatal killed girl in head on crash. Getting drunk at a friends wake and then killing an innocent person is an unacceptable way to grieve. Photo ABC Charleston

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office have charged James Munn, with felony DUI and minor in possession of beer.

His bond was set at $100,475.00 at a bond hearing held at MUSC Monday at Noon. ….MORE

From Post and Courier:

An incident report released Monday said Munn was seen speeding past multiple cars in a 2006 Chevy Equinox shortly before the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle then overcorrected, crossing the centerline and striking Gillette’s 2011 Jeep Compass head on, the report said.

Munn was transported to Medical University Hospital, where officers who met with him reported he had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech, according to the report. ….MORE

The Post and Courier reported that Munn had been to a wake at the home of a friend who had been killed in a plane crash.  The father of the deceased friend told the newspaper that while those attending were drinking that no one was drunk. This admission of alcohol being served to minors may lead to charges against him.

He said he did not believe Munn had been drinking.

“Nobody was really drinking that much. It was not a party; it was a wake, and no one remembers him drinking excessively at all or really (drinking) at all.”