South Carolina: LORENZO JAQUANE BAKER, 23, was charged by Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputies with felony DUI for killing Cameron Cox

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Charleston County Sheriff J. Al Cannon, Jr.


Lorenzo Baker went to Ashley High Sc

LORENZO JAQUANE BAKER, 23, of Moncks Corner, S. C., was charged by Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputies with felony DUI.

Charles Cameron Cox killed in DUI crash Charleston County SC 010117. Facebook photo

Officials with the Charleston County Coroner’s Office say 23-year-old Charles Cameron Cox from the Charleston area died at 2:19 a.m. at MUSC from blunt force injuries. Baker was booked on Jan. 1, 2017 at 4:28 am. 

At 1:22 a.m., Jan. 1, 2017, Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly responded to a single car collision on Ashley River Road near Wappoo Road.

Police said that responding deputies reported finding a beer can on the floorboard of the driver’s side and an empty beer box inside the car.

A report states Baker was in and out of consciousness as he spoke to a deputy.

The deputy said he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Baker and advised him that he was under arrest.

CCSO officials said the accident began when a white Buick Park Avenue was traveling northbound on Ashley River Road at a high rate of speed.

“The vehicle slid across oncoming lanes and struck a tree stump in front of the Ashley Oaks Plaza,” CCSO officials said.

Cameron Cox was standout football player at Ashley Ridge in 2011 photo courtesy of Journal Scene

Funeral services have not yet been set for Cameron Cox. Baker faced a first bond hearing before a Judge on Jan. 1, 2017 and is still listed as an inmate in the jail.

Cameron Cox was a star football player at Ashley Ridge. 

Friends of the accused killer and his victim in the DUI crash began posting messages such as this one from Ebony Christina Liner on Facebook: New years already starting off wrong.. Sleep in peace Cameron Cox; And hold your head up Lorenzo Baker