Loris woman sentenced after crash that killed 3-year-old

Grand Strand Crime

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Loris woman will serve at least a decade in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the 2020 death of her daughter, Allura Rose Blacknell. 

Heather Boyd, 24, has been sentenced to four years in prison on a driving under the influence charge, and 12 years — which was suspended to six years — along with four years of probation for a felony DUI with great bodily injury charge, according to an announcement from Fifteen Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson. 

The sentences will run consecutively. Boyd must serve at least 85% of the time because of the felony DUI with death charge, which carries a sentence of between one to 25 years in federal prison. If she has any violations while on supervised release, she could face serving an additional six years in prison.

Boyd’s vehicle crashed head-on into another in January 2020 on Secondary Highway 66 near Loris, according to the announcement. Boyd’s 3-year-old daughter was killed, and two people in the other vehicle were seriously injured.

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