A man killed in a DUI-related deadly crash last Friday night in Newberry County has been identified by the Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton.
35-year-old David Craft from Pomaria was killed in a crash on SC 34, 10 miles east of Newberry. According to the investigators, Michael Livingston, from Charleston, was driving a pickup truck eastbound on SC 34 and slowed to make a left turn just before 10 pm. The Jeep behind him was unable to stop and crashed into the truck. Livingston, rear-ended in a pickup truck, escaped the scene uninjured, but the same was not true for those in the Jeep.
The driver of the Jeep was 35 year-old Charles Stuck, who was driving with two passengers, David Croft and 41 year-old Timothy Stuck. Neither Charles nor Timothy were wearing seatbelts and they were thrown from the vehicle and remain hospitalized with unreleased conditions. Craft died at the scene. It is unclear if they were following two closely or DUI led Livingston to drive erratically and instigate the incident.
Livingston was charged with a DUI and, according to investigators, more charges will be forthcoming.
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