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Woman indicted in wrong-way crash

Aggravated assault, child cruelty alleged

Friday, May 17, 2013 5:23 PM
Last updated Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:57 AM
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A woman police who say was re­sponsible for a four-car crash on River Watch Parkway in December was indicted on felony charges this week in Richmond County Superior Court.

Monique E. Sullivan, 31, of Beech Island, was indicted on five counts of aggravated assault, two counts of serious injury by vehicle and cruelty to children in the second degree, according to court records.

The indictment accuses Sul­li­van of using her 2003 Chev­rolet Suburban to assault Amelia Hiltz, Maureen Floyd and three others when she plowed into traffic while driving the wrong way on River Watch at high speed.

Authorities said Sullivan drove west in the eastbound lanes for three miles before crashing at about 77 mph in the large SUV, which also carried her husband and 4-year-old son.

Hiltz, who was in the same lane as Sullivan, tried to veer right before being struck by Sullivan’s Suburban, which then struck Kevin Mollenhauer’s vehicle. Sullivan’s vehicle flipped and hit a fourth car driven by Floyd, police said.

Authorities said there was no evidence Sullivan applied the brakes before the crash.

On the serious injury charges, the indictment states that Sullivan’s actions caused “organic brain damage” to Hiltz, rendering her body “useless,” and that Floyd, a defense lawyer, suffered a ruptured aorta and a collapsed lung.

The child cruelty charge accuses Sullivan of causing “cruel and excessive mental pain” to her son, Journee Sullivan, who extricated himself from his mother’s overturned vehicle after the crash.

Sullivan is free on $70,000 bond. Her trial date has not been set.

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Georgialina
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Georgialina 05/18/13 - 08:13 am
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Sullivan is free on $70,000 bond.

Should have been NO BOND. Too bad this waste of oxygen can not be behind bars for the rest of her natural life.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/13 - 08:51 am
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Still think the best

Still think the best explanation

is that there was a major family argument taking place and she was really ticked off with hubby.

BUT
Why didn't the husband just reach over an turn off the ignition?

There is more to this....

What has any one heard?

Austin whats the low down?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/18/13 - 11:19 am
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I believe
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sullivan should be medically induced into the same condition as Amelia Hiltz.

Darby
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Darby 05/18/13 - 11:52 am
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Wow! December until May of the following year...

The wheels of justice do indeed move slowly, don't they????

Is this job security for lawyers and judges or simply a reflection of the high crime rate.

Or something else entirely????

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 05/18/13 - 05:58 pm
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Another narcissist
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who thinks only of herself.

No concern for her son, nor for the folks whose vehicles she wrecked.

Go to hell.

showtime
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showtime 05/18/13 - 07:38 pm
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Where was all of this outrage

Where was all of this outrage when an accident occured in Aiken County, and the drver ran over a mother and killed her walking on the sidewalk. The driver was only charged with careless driving which carries a fifty dollar fine. What about that THUG?

Darby
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Darby 05/18/13 - 11:54 pm
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"What about that THUG?"

What about him?? Are we supposed to know what you are talking about?

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 05/20/13 - 12:34 pm
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Darby, he's referring to

the incident in Downtown Aiken where a mother was pushing her daughter in her stroller on the sidewalk when a car struck and killed her. He isn't a "THUG," he's a lawyer if I'm not mistaken. Never the less, he got off with a slap of the wrist. Not sure how that is supposed to tie into this story.

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