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Child killed in felony DUI accident

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - A 6-year-old was killed in a felony DUI accident Sunday morning, according to the Lexington Police Department.

Authorities say Emma Longstreet was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit by a vehicle traveling west on Sunset Boulevard around 10:40am.

Police say 26-year-old Billy Patrick Hutto Jr. has been charged with felony driving under the influence causing death and felony driving under the influence causing great bodily injury.

Hutto appeared in court Monday morning and bond was set at $500,000.

He is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.

Officials say traffic on Sunset Boulevard was detoured while police investigated the scene. Traffic was reopened a little later in the afternoon.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT unit helped investigate the accident.

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