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Suspected DUI driver strikes, kills person in wheelchair

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J.L. Haynesworth (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) J.L. Haynesworth (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A 70-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after troopers say he struck a person in a motorized wheelchair.

J.L. Haynesworth was driving on Secondary 49 in Sumter County when he hit the pedestrian around 6:30 p.m. The pedestrian later died, troopers said.

Authorities have not released the victim's name.

Haynesworth is currently in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing on a first offense DUI charge.

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