Bond set at $100k for man accused of fatally striking Citadel grad

Bond set at $100k for man accused of fatally striking Citadel grad

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Bond was set at $100,000 for a man accused of driving drunk and hitting and killing a Citadel graduate over the weekend.

A judge granted bond on Wednesday for Allen Gilliam Jr. who is still in the hospital. Gilliam is charged with felony DUI.

Charleston police say Gilliam was driving under the influence when he fatally struck recent Citadel graduate, 23-year-old Carson Neymoss.

According to police, the accident happened Sunday around 12:40 a.m. Neymoss was walking in the emergency lane along I-26 westbound just before the exits to the Ravenel Bridge.

A vehicle turned on its emergency flashers, stopped on the shoulder of the road beside him to ask if he needed help.

Police say it was at that time that Gilliam drove up behind the stopped vehicle and swerved to avoid an accident. Gilliam missed the vehicle, but hit Neymoss, throwing him over the guard rail.

Neymoss was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neymoss graduated from The Citadel in May 2014. He was a political science major, according to a spokesperson with the military college.

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