Coroner Fisher identifies cyclist killed by intoxicated driver
Lexington, SC – Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has now identified the man that was killed in a DUI crash on Easter morning. The wreck occurred just before 11:00 a.m. on Old Barnwell Road near Collumwood Circle.
Fisher said that Larry Williams died on the scene as a result of injuries that he sustained when he was hit head on by a small SUV that crossed the center line of the road. He was 65-years-old.
Williams was hit by a vehicle that was being operated by Catherine Crumley, 52, of West Columbia. Crumley is accused of being intoxicated behind the wheel when she crossed the center of the highway, sideswiped another SUV, tried to recover from that, and eventually went into the oncoming lane hitting Williams on the motorcycle.
Although rescuers from the county’s Pine Grove Fire Station were quick to arrive on the scene, Williams died from the trauma. Coroner Fisher said that she has scheduled an autopsy for today to determine the exact cause of Williams' death.
Both Crumley, and the driver of the other SUV were injured in the crash. Crumley was transported by Lexington County EMS to a hospital for treatment before being booked into the Lexington County Jail. She will have a bond hearing soon.
Lance Corporal David Jones of the SCHP said that they have charged her with felony driving under the influence, a crime that includes alcohol and other mind altering substances.
Any who is found guilty of felony DUI for causing the death of another includes a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 1 year in prison with a maximum 25 years imprisonment, and a minimum mandatory fine of not less than $10,100 nor more than $25,100. Additionally, the convicted person’s driver’s license is suspended for the term of imprisonment plus five years.