Teen charged with reckless homicide in fatal Ladson crash

Geraldo Johnson, Jr. (Source: CCDC)
Geraldo Johnson, Jr. (Source: CCDC)

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say an 18-year-old man has been charged with reckless homicide in connection with a fatal accident in Ladson.

Deputies say Geraldo Johnson Jr. was traveling too fast for conditions when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, crossed over the southbound lane, and slammed into several trees along Lincolnville Road on January 25.

Stephanie Morales, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, died in the crash. The 17-year-old was a student at Fort Dorchester High School.

Johnson was also charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

A bond hearing for Johnson is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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