Authorities charge man with felony DUI following fatal Dorchester Co. head-on collision

VIDEO: Man facing DUI charge in deadly crash

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have charged a man with DUI following a fatal Dorchester County head-on collision this past weekend.

Officials with the Highway Patrol say Brandon Earwood was charged with felony DUI resulting in death.

Earwood was charged on Sunday following his release from Trident Medical Center where he was transported following the early Saturday morning crash.

He was transported to the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Willie Louis Brown, Jr. 53, of Walterboro was killed instantly when his SUV was struck on SC Primary 61, 11 miles west of Summerville, according to Coroner Paul Brouthers.

The incident happened at 4:17 a.m., according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Judd Jones.

Jones said Brown was traveling South on SC-61 when the driver of a 2007 GMC pickup truck struck him head on causing both cars to go off the road.

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