An accident involving a passenger vehicle and a dirt bike left one person dead and another facing multiple charges in Columbia, SC.
Authorities say the crash happened around 10:30 PM on Friday, May 7 on Fairfield Road near Crawford Road. A Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jacobi Green, 27, was moving down Fairfield Road when it hit the back of a dirt bike, also heading south. The driver quickly sped away from the crash, but authorities caught up with him later.
Sadly, the dirt bike’s driver was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash. They have not yet been identified.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) arrested Green and charged him with felony driving under the influence with death, hit and run with death, resisting arrest, and driving under suspension 1st defense and expired tags.
Unfortunately, drunk driving crashes are a serious problem in the state. In 2018, nearly 30 percent of all fatal crashes in South Carolina were related to drunk driving. Drivers should plan on having a designated driver or using a rideshare app when drinking away from home.
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