Driver charged with felony DUI after bicyclist killed on Stono River bridge

Evan Matthew Lampkin is charged with felony DUI

A bicyclist was struck and killed on the Stono River bridge Thursday night.

The driver left the scene but was later located and arrested.

Evan Matthew Lampkin, 29, was charged with felony DUI, reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death. Court records say he lives on Bob White Drive on James Island.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the bike rider as 30-year-old Edward Mullan IV. He died at the scene of blunt-force trauma.

Lampkin went to a friend’s house on Cane Slash Road after the 10 p.m. accident and told him what happened, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said. The friend went to the bridge that connects James and Johns islands and told officers what Lampkin told him. Police went to the friend’s house, took Lampkin to the station and charged him, Francis said.

Lampkin was booked into the Charleston County jail about 3 a.m. His bail was set at $100,000 Friday afternoon.

It was the second night in a row a bicyclist was killed in the Charleston area.

A rider was fatally struck about 11 p.m. Wednesday at Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive. He was identified as Jathon Bellamy III, 46, of Goose Creek.

The driver also left the scene of that accident, and North Charleston police were still looking for information Friday.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.