NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 20-year-old Goose Creek woman facing felony DUI charges was released from MUSC on Thursday.
State troopers say Evelyn Freeman of Goose Creek was brought to the hospital after she crashed her car and killed a passenger on Interstate 26 early Wednesday morning.
Freeman received a $30,000 bond for the DUI charge and a $5,000 bond for cocaine possession during a bond hearing on Wednesday. She is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.
The highway's westbound lanes were shut down for nearly five hours.
South Carolina Highway Patrol says the deadly accident happened around 2 a.m. and was caused by drinking and driving.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses say a white Ford Expedition was seen driving recklessly, swerving in and out of traffic on I-26. The SUV then hit a concrete median wall and the passenger was ejected onto the highway. The driver then traveled across four lanes of traffic, lost control and went into ditch.
According to the Charleston County Coroner's Office, the victim was identified as 28-year-old Terral Freeman. Pending an autopsy, the cause of death is blunt force trauma.
The coroner says the victim and suspect are not related.
Evelyn Freeman has a prior criminal record dating back to 2008. Freeman was arrested for drugs in 2008, 2010 and 2011. She also has a failure to appear from January.