Man charged for DUI in connection to fatal crash on Hwy 90

Man charged for DUI in connection to fatal crash on Hwy 90

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Austin Brady Cedar. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Austin Brady Cedar. Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

LONGS, SC (WMBF) –  A 20-year-old Little River man has been charged with felony DUI in connection with a serious crash in the early morning of Sunday, January 12 in Longs that claimed the life of a young woman.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 1999 Toyota was going east on Highway 90 around 6:15 a.m. when it crossed into the westbound lane, and hit the driver of a 2013 Chevy Cruz head on.

The driver of the Chevy Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard, the driver was 27-year-old Crystal Grizzard from Little River.

Austin Brady Cedar, 20, was arrested on Wednesday, January 15 and charged with felony driving under the influence, death results. Immediately after the crash, Cedar was taken to a nearby hospital for injuries sustained from the accident, and was arrested after he was released from the hospital, said Cpl. Sonny Collins with SCHP.

According to jail records, Cedar is currently being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. This accident remains under investigation by the SCHP.

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