SCHP: Man arrested on felony DUI charge following a fatal crash on ACE Basin Parkway

Colleton County News

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A South Carolina woman was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) over the weekend.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has made an arrest in the fatal collision that occurred on US 17 near Green Pond in the evening of June 1st.

Troopers have arrested Deontre Leonard Cohen,29 of Pineland, South Carolina and have charged him with Felony DUI Resulting in Death, according to Lance Corporal Matt Southern.

Cohen was initially taken to a medical facility following the collision and upon his release today was taken into custody.

According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue, crews arrived to find a heavily damaged Chevrolet S10 pickup truck overturned in the roadway and a small Porsche off the right-hand side of the highway in the ditch with moderate damage.

Both occupants of the pickup truck were partially ejected and trapped in the wreckage.

The female passenger was determined to be deceased and the 29-year-old male driver was unconscious. Both were wearing seatbelts.

Officials say it appeared the pickup truck had been traveling south on ACE Basin Parkway near the community of Green Pond around 10:00 p.m. Saturday when it left the right shoulder, over-corrected the lost control.

The small truck slid sideways, entered the median where it began to flip over, entered the northbound lane, collided with and rolled over the two-door convertible Porsche injuring the driver.

First responders used hand tools and Holmatro Rescue Tools to force open the driver’s door and extricated the driver of the truck in about 15 minutes.

He suffered multiple traumatic injuries, was quickly treated at the scene, then transported emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC.

The 54-year-old driver of the Porsche also suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Colleton Medical Center.

The Coroner’s Office responded and transported the passenger.

Northbound traffic on ACE Basin Parkway was blocked for seven hours while the accident was investigated. The SC Highway Patrol, MAIT and the Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash.

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