LEXINGTON, SC : 15-year-old killed in Lexington County crash on Thursday, 11th February 2021
Lexington, South Carolina
A teenager injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver in Lexington has died after several days in the hospital, the coroner confirmed Thursday.
Six other people were hurt in the wreck and the driver held responsible faces felony DUI charges.
It happened around 7:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the 3800 block of SC Hwy 6 in Lexington, near the intersection with Edmund Highway.
Officials said Arcenio Perez-Maldonado, 33, of Gaston, was driving drunk when he swerved across the center line into oncoming traffic.
His truck hit an SUV, which spun around and hit a Chevrolet sedan, troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
All four people in the Chevrolet and all three people in the SUV were rushed to the hospital.