South Carolina: Ryan Scott charged with felony DUI for killing his passenger Charles Fred Clute IV


Ryan Scott booking from jail Al Cannon Detention Center


WEST ASHLEY, S.C. — Authorities have identified the man killed Sunday in an early morning crash in which another man is facing charges.

Charles Fred Clute IV, 26, of Charleston, died at MUSC from multiple injuries, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Sara Senn.

Police responded to the single-vehicle crash at approximately 3:35 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Bantry Circle and Bluewater Way, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

Ryan Keith Scott, 25, was arrested and charged with felony DUI and reckless vehicular homicide, Francis said.

Police say the vehicle collided with two trees on the passenger side. This caused extensive damage to the vehicle and caused Clute, the passenger, to be ejected.  He was transported to St. Francis and then to MUSC where he died from his injuries.  MORE


Additional Information

    • Age: 25
    • Height: 6 3
    • Weight: 150 
    • 5102P0088788
    • $50,000.00
    • OPEN
    • GSC
    • CHAS
    • 56-5-2945
    • 5102P0088787
    • $50,000.00
    • OPEN
    • DUI (FELONY)
    • GSC

Total $100,000.00

Charles Fred Clute IV

Charles Fred Clute IV  killed by DUI driver in Charleston SC 060517

Charleston – Charles Fred Clute IV, 26, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Sunday, June 4, 2017. His Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 8, 2017, in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends Thursday in Stuhr’s West Ashley Chapel from 10:00 a.m.until the time of service. Charles was born May 27, 1991, in Charleston, SC, son of Charles Fred Clute III, and Melody Cook Clute. He was a Commercial construction worker. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Melody Clute of Charleston, SC; fiance, Jori Bowen of Hanahan, SC; two sisters, Jennifer Clute of Goose Creek, SC, Melissa Griffin of Charleston, SC; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Cook of Charleston, SC, paternal grandmother, Gloria Walsh of Pittsboro, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MADD- Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers, 421 Mission Court, Irmo, SC 29063. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at