MONCKS CORNER — A sailor at the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek is charged with felony DUI after a head-on collision Wednesday that killed one man and critically injured another.
Timothy Capps, 43, of Myrtle Beach died following the 5:55 p.m. wreck on U.S. Highway 17A, Berkeley County Coroner Glenn Rhoad said.
His passenger, 34-year-old Donald Ray Cochrane of Murrells Inlet, is in critical condition at Medical University Hospital.
The S.C. Highway Patrol charged 19-year-old Brandon Pilarowski, who is originally from Arizona, with felony driving under the influence, Lance Cpl. Bob Beres said.
Beres said Pilarowski was driving south on U.S. 17A near the Jamestown community when his 2004 Ford pickup ran off the roadway and then over-corrected, crossing the center line.
The vehicle collided head-on with a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Capps.
Rhoad said Capps and his passenger worked in Moncks Corner that day and were heading back to their homes in the Myrtle Beach area when the crash happened. A female passenger in Pilarowski's vehicle was uninjured.
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