Zebulon Wright charged with felony DUI in crash that killed Alivia Watson on I-26
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. 03/27/2017– Six people died in crashes on South Carolina highways in two days, reports the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Cpl. Sonny Collins reports that a 9-year-old child was killed when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was hit by a Buick operated by a DUI driver on I-26.
Both the Ford Explorer in which the child was riding and the Buick were eastbound on the interstate when the Buick struck the Ford and propelled it into a guardrail.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Spokesman Cpl. Sonny Collins said that Zebulon A. Wright, 46, was charged with felony reckless homicide DUI involving death and was incarcerated at the Dorchester County, S.C. Detention Center.
The child, Alivia Watson, 9, of Summerville, S.C., was taken to Trident Medical Center where she died at 3:27 am, according to the coroner, just over an hour after the crash took place at 2:20 am.
A twenty-two-year-old male died in Darlington County in a crash at 5:40 am; a thirty-two-year-old female died in a crash on Rt. 52 in Chester County; two people died in a crash on I-77 in Chester County at noon on March 25th; and a forty-seven-year-old male died on Rt. 1736 in Darlington County on March 25, 2017, at 11:20 pm.