Dale Yarborough

Dale Yarborough (Cannon Detention Center/Provided)

The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the 9-year-old girl who died Saturday in a six-car accident in North Charleston.

North Charleston police say the crash was initiated by a Hanahan man who was driving under the influence.

Da'Vieona Hamilton, of Charleston, died at 6:47 p.m. Saturday at Medical University Hospital from injuries sustained in the accident.

Police say Dale Edward Yarborough, 56, of Sellers Road, caused the crash, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday on Cosgrove Road at the Interstate 26 off-ramp. 

Spencer Pryor, spokesman for the North Charleston Police Department, said six people, including Da'Vieona, were transported to Medical University Hospital. 

Yarborough was arrested and charged with reckless homicide, felony DUI with death resulting, and three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, records show. 

At the time of the crash, he was free on $35,000 bond for charges of pointing a firearm and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature following a September incident in Charleston. The case is pending. 

In that investigation, witnesses told police Yarborough went to retrieve his cats from a home on Encampment Court, where he used to live with his girlfriend. Angry and "yelling about dope," Yarborough allegedly pointed a handgun at two people and slapped a man, according to a police incident report.

Bond was denied on the charge of felony DUI with death resulting and set at $150,000 on the other charges in the fatal crash case. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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