Driver Charged with Felony DUI in Fatal Accident in Lexington Co.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — One person is dead following an early morning accident on Charleston Highway Friday.

Authorities with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department say Derious Sutton was driving south in the north bound lanes of traffic before hitting an oncoming car head on just before 5 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle, 44-year-old Valerie Rhodes of Gaston, was killed.

Sutton, 22, has been arrested and charged with felony DUI.

Rhodes was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries she sustained in the accident.

Sutton is being held at the Lexington Detention Center.

 

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