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Driver charged with felony DUI after crash kills passenger

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Billy Helms (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) Billy Helms (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The driver who lost control of a pick-up truck leading to the death of his passenger over the weekend has been charged with felony DUI, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Billy Helms, 30, was charged after the crash that occurred Sunday morning around 4:45 on US 15 south of Sumter.

Troopers say Helms and his passenger, Michael Todd Chappell, 36, of Manning were traveling south on US 15 when he lost control and the pick-up overturned. Both were ejected from the vehicle.

Chappell died at the scene.

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