Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) —A report released Friday in connection with the death of two children killed when their mother's car crashed on New Year's Day shows that the woman's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the wreck and she was going 32 mph over the speed limit.
The report released by the South Carolina Highway Patrol said that Melissa Patton, of Oconee County, was driving at 87 mph when she illegally passed a vehicle on the right on Wells Highway at about 2:15 a.m., and she ran off the roadway, overcorrected to the left, and went off the road, crashing into the Utica Baptist Church sign before the car flipped over.
Patton's daughter's Saryia, 4, and Taniyia, 1, were trapped in the car and had to be extricated. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said Taniyia was found dead in her car seat.
Saryia was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead moments later.
Patton and a male passenger were both treated and released.
Patton, 32, was charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence and driving under suspension.
The report Friday said that Patton blood alcohol level was .195, more than double the legal limit.
Patton was released on $50,652 bond a day after the crash.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>