HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD)- Deputies are investigating after a child was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning in Hollywood.
The crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Hwy 162 and Hwy 164. According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, a Honda sedan crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a Chevrolet sedan carrying five people, four of them children.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 18, and two children suffered minor injuries. One child suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The youngest child was taken to the hospital where he later died as a result of the collision.
An incident report states that the driver of the Honda, 46-year-old Herman Heyward, told deputies he had been drinking at an Edisto Island bar prior to the crash.
Heyward was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and will be charged with felony driving under the influence upon his release.
The investigation is ongoing.