The Mount Pleasant teenager accused of killing a Ladson woman when he drove the wrong direction onto Interstate 26 is out of the hospital and in a cell at the Cannon Detention Center.
Samuel McCauley, 19, of Fairway Place Lane, was charged with reckless homicide and felony DUI and taken to Medical University Hospital early Sunday after the accident.
McCauley had a bond hearing at the hospital Monday. He was in custody at the jail Tuesday, according to jail records that a detention officer confirmed.
The collision occurred around midnight near the junction of I-26 and the Septima Clark Expressway north of Coming Street.
Traffic is supposed to flow toward North Charleston there. McCauley was driving a Nissan Maxima in the opposite direction and ran into 72-year-old Eleanor Caperton of Ladson, who was driving a Honda Civic, according to police. Both cars were heavily damaged. Caperton died of her injuries.
McCauley's bail was set at $55,000 on the reckless homicide charge and $52,324.50 on the felony DUI charge.