Coroner identifies woman killed in two-car collision involving suspected drunk driver in Summerville

VIDEO: Coroner identifies woman killed in two-car collision involving suspected drunk driver in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a woman who authorities say was killed in a two-car collision involving a drunk driver in Summerville.

The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office say 32-year-old Tiffany Washington of Summerville died at the the scene of the collision.

“The deceased is scheduled for an autopsy Friday at Medical University of South Carolina,” said Coroner Paul J. Brouthers.

Garrett Robert Clark, 22, faces a charge of Felony DUI, according to Lt. Shaun Tumbleston of the Summerville Police Department.

Police responded at approximately 12:25 a.m. Thursday to the crash scene in the 4300 block of Ladson Road near Midland Parkway.

The crash involved a 210 silver Mercedes and a white 2010 Ford Expedition.

A witness told police he was inside his home when he heard what sounded like a crash.

The witness said he saw smoke coming from a silver Mercedes with a woman partially hanging out of the driver-side window. He and another man pulled the woman from the vehicle which had started burning.

Police say EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

EMS took Clark to an area hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the crash, the incident report states.

Summerville Police planned to close one westbound lane on Ladson Road for approximately two hours Thursday as investigators reconstruct the crash scene. Police are advising drivers to use caution in the area.

The reconstruction began shortly before 10 a.m. and was expected to be complete by shortly before noon, Tumbleston said.

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