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Man charged in crash that killed Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts owner, other

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NORTH CHARLESTON — A driver who allegedly blew through a red light and smashed into another vehicle at a high rate of speed on Dorchester Road has been charged with two counts of reckless homicide.

Darrius L. Frasier, 22, is being held in the Charleston County jail without bond.

The March 2 crash killed Allison Smith, 34, the driver of a 2018 silver Acura MDX that was struck just before noon at Dorchester Road and the Interstate 26 eastbound ramp. Smith was the founder and owner of King Street's Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts in Charleston. The shop's Facebook page posted the news of the death of the Culinary Institute of Charleston graduate.

Frasier's passenger in the 2013 Ford Fusion he was driving also died from injuries suffered in the crash. The county coroner's office said Sacha Hampton, 24, was not wearing a seat belt. Frasier, according to a North Charleston police incidence report, was also injured in the crash. He was released from the hospital after being treated March 2.

The police located witnesses to the crash at the scene who gave statements.

According to the incident report, Frasier was reportedly traveling 95 mph eastbound on Dorchester Road. Police said he failed to stop at the red light at the I-26 eastbound ramp and collided with Smith's vehicle. Smith was traveling westbound on Dorchester Road and was turning left on a green light when she was hit, according to witnesses.

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