South Carolina: Lauren Charity Smith charged with felony DUI in death of Viola Lynn Jackson

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LYMAN, SC (01/23/2017) – A woman was killed and two others are in the hospital following a crash on Hampton Road near Lyman Friday evening, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office.

SC Highway Patrol reports that the collision happened around 7:08 p.m. near Skyway Ct. after an SUV headed south crashed into at least one vehicle headed north, involving a third vehicle.

The driver of the SUV headed south has been identified as Lauren Smith, 31, and she was charged with one count of felony DUI resulting in death and one count of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, says Highway Patrol. Smith was taken from the scene by EMS for treatment.  MORE

From Fox Carolina:
Reports say the driver of the third vehicle, the Honda, was not wearing a seat belt and was entrapped. She died on the scene, troopers say. A male passenger in the vehicle was also not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for injuries, according to troopers. No word on his condition.

The coroner identified the deceased victim as 53-year-old Viola Lynn Jackson of Hammett Store Road in Lyman.

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