Charges filed in fatal accident

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LEXINGTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man faces several charges, including felony driving under the influence, after a chain-reaction traffic accident killed one person.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department says the accident happened on Interstate 77 near Cayce shortly before 4 a.m. today.

Department spokesman Capt. John Allard says warrants charging 38-year-old Frank E. Milton Jr. of Columbia would be served once he is out of the hospital.

Sheriff James R. Metts said Milton's SUV hit a South Carolina Highway Patrol cruiser, which forced a disabled Honda station wagon into a tow truck. He said 36-year-old Kevin Butler of West Columbia was preparing to load the station wagon when he was struck. Butler died at the scene.

The driver of the station wagon, 48-year-old Walter Moultrie III of Hanahan, was listed in serious condition tonight.

Allard didn't know if Milton had an attorney.

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humbleopinion 12/06/09 - 10:58 pm
Prayers for the families of

Prayers for the families of those affected by this horrible event. Drunken driving is non-forgivable as it is totally avoidable. Look how many lives have been forever affected by the stupidity of this idiot.

the_source 12/07/09 - 02:40 am
It's too bad that the life of

It's too bad that the life of the deceased could not be exchanged for Milton's life. It's too bad that an innocent man is dead rather than Milton.

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