Hartsville man charged in Darlington County crash that left one dead

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Hartsville man was charged in connection with a Darlington County crash Dec. 13 that left one person dead, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Jacob Stone Beasley was charged with DUI resulting in death. Beasley is set to appear in court Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., according to SCHP.

Around 1:50 a.m. Dec. 13, a Ford pickup with four passengers was traveling south on SC 403 near Weaver Street when it ran off the roadway and overturned, according to SCHP.

Chapman William Fountain, 24, died during the crash, according to Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee.

Chapman William Fountain (Courtesy: Elizabeth Hance)

The driver and other passengers were transferred to a local hospital.

Beasley was released from jail on a $20,000 bond.

Editor’s note: The coroner originally provided the incorrect order of the victim’s first and middle names. The story has been updated to correct it.

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