Man arrested after transporting dead woman to hospital - - Columbia, South Carolina

Second man arrested after dead woman taken to hospital after wreck

Johann Willis (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Johann Willis (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Jovon Levine (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Jovon Levine (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Whitney Wesley Whitney Wesley

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol has arrested a man they said was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a car accident resulting in the death of a female passenger.

According to the Highway Patrol, 32-year-old Jovon Levine was driving a 2011 Nissan that ran off Teague Road near Sunview Road and hit a tree early Sunday morning. That wreck killed 24-year-old Whitney Angelica Patrice Wesley.

Levine turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Troopers say 33-year-old Johann Willis was also arrested and charged with Accessory / Accessory after the fact to Felony A, B, C or Murder, after he drove the Wesley to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to Highway Patrol.

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, the accident happened sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, but that's about all authorities know at this point.

According to Watts, after the wreck Willis took Wesley to the hospital in a privately owned vehicle sometime after 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

The coroner said Wesley was dead before she reached Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, which is about 11 miles from the reported accident scene in Lower Richland County.

An autopsy showed Wesley "died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision," the coroner said.

Wesley's family members are trying to piece together what happened just like the Highway Patrol.

"We need all the information we can get on the situation, because something's left out. There are pieces that need to be flipped over," said Ernest Wesley.

The mother of 3 leaves behind a grieving family and questions about what really happened in the accident.

The Highway Patrol's MAIT unit is investigating the accident. Troopers are hoping that the MAIT team's investigation will shed some light on exactly what happened.

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