Person charged with DUI resulting in death after fatal crash in Marlboro County


UPDATE 8:45 P.M. JUNE 20, 2021 – Corporal Matt Southern with South Carolina Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Payton Grooms is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and felony DUI resulting in bodily injury following Saturday afternoon’s deadly crash.

Grooms’ first court appearance will happen June 21 at 2:30 P.M.

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) – One person is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon in Marlboro County.

Cpl. Matt Southern of South Carolina Highway Patrol says just before 4 P.M. Saturday, a 2017 Hyundai Accent was traveling south on Highway 79 near Adamsville Road when a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which was driving north, crossed the center line and struck the Hyundai.

A passenger in the back seat of the Hyundai died at Scotland Emergency Room. The driver of the Hyundai and a front-seat passenger were injured and taken to McLeod Health in Florence.

The driver of the Jeep was taken to McLeod Health in Cheraw for injuries.

The highway patrol is investigating. Count on News13 for updates.

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