Ricky Deel, Fairfield County Jail photo
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (Dec. 4, 2012) – The man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 16-year-old Michigan teen on Interstate 77 in November was out of jail on awaiting trial for a previous DUI, according to a background check.
Highway Patrol investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.
“Each fatality has a family, each fatality has a story behind it,” said Lance Corporal Billy Elder with South Carolina Highway Patrol.
This story was written the night of Sunday,November 18th around 7 p.m. just north of exit 41 on I-77 south. Authorities are still investigating the crash so they have released few details, but investigators say a 2000 model Saturn driven by Ricky Deel of Beaufort hit a2004 Dodge Durango. “The Dodge had seven occupants in it, one of those was deceased as a result of this crash, a 16 year-old male,” said Elder.
That teen, identified as, Jimmy Williams of New Boston, Michigan was in the car with…MORE