Victims of a fatal wreck comfort each other as Greenwood City Police investigate the scene Saturday morning. The wreck happened at the intersection West Alexander and Highway 225 at about midnight. (Matt Walsh | Index-Journal)
The ruins of shattered glass and debris paving the cement at a west Greenwood intersection told the tale.
One woman was killed and four others injured during a two-car collision along S.C. Highway 225 late Friday night.
Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox identified the fatal victim as 21-year-old Alisha Martin Boyter, of 1905 McCormick Highway, Greenwood. Her autopsy is expected to be performed Sunday in Anderson, Cox said.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officials indicated two juveniles, a 21-year-old Greenwood woman and a 30-year-old Greenwood man were injured in the wreck and taken to the emergency room at Self Regional Medical Center to be treated. The status of their conditions was not immediately known.Alcohol played a role in the deadly collision, which took place about 11:40 Friday night at the highway's intersection with West Alexander Road. A juvenile, whose name was not released by troopers, was arrested and charged in connection with the incident, according to SCHP Lance Cpl. Tony Keller. The juvenile was taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center. GCDC officials identified the suspect as Darius Kentrell Andrews, 17, of 114 Cole St., Greenwood, who faces a count of felony DUI, with a fatality as a result of the crash. Records indicated a Greenwood County magistrate judge set his bond at $75,000 cash or surety Saturday.
The 1996 Honda sedan Andrews was driving sat in a patch of grass on the northern side of the highway, several feet off the thoroughfare Friday night as paramedics feverishly worked to treat and transport the injured victims at the roadside. Several ambulances and EMS vehicles descended upon the scene to quickly evacuate the collection of wounded.
A severely battered 2006 Chevrolet SUV sat 20 yards away, submerged in a row of bushes in a ditch near the intersection. It was the vehicle in which Boyter was a passenger at the time of the collision. The SUV appeared to have sustained extensive damage to its passenger-side doors.
The SUV's driver was one of the victims rushed to Greenwood ER. The three other injured victims were all passengers in the Honda.
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