Saturday, September 24, 2016

Drunk and speeding son kills self and his birthday-celebrating father after fiery crash into a home in Kershaw County, SC

Father, Son Die in Fiery Crash into Residence
wltx 4:44 PM. EST September 24, 2016

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC - (WLTX) -- A father and son are dead after crashing into a home early Saturday morning according to the Kershaw County Coroner's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Coroner David West says 27-year-old Maurice Milliner ran a stop sign at the intersection of Cherokee Boulevard and Tookie Doo Lane and crashed into a home 200 feet away. Troopers say the home was in the 1000 block of Tookie Boo Lane.

West says the driver's father, Timothy Milliner, 46, was in the car. He had just celebrated his birthday on September 21. The Blythewood residents were riding in a 2015 Kia Optima and were wearing seatbelts.

Officials say the car immediately caught fire and they received a call from the people in the home at around 4:53 a.m. Those inside the home were able to make it out of the residence with no injuries.

Officials say a toxicology report will be completed by SLED. This case is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.   Based on the evidence available, they were drunk and speeding.  Most drunk-related crashes like this one occur in the early a.m. hours.