Charges in fatal Aiken wreck

AIKEN -- Charges have been filed in a fatal traffic collision that occurred Oct. 25 on University Parkway  east of Vaucluse Road.

According to a news release from the Aiken Department of Public Safety,  John Thomas Ford, of Columbia, has been charged with reckless homicide. Ford was the driver of a 1991 Ford Ranger that crossed the center line and struck an oncoming 1989 Chevy S-10 driven by Christina Cook, 37, of Camp Long Road, injuring Ms. Cook and killing her husband, Walt Cook, the news release stated.

Ford turned himself in to Aiken Department of Public Safety officers this morning.



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