Benjamin Lockilear

Lockilear

A fatal car accident Saturday night claimed the life of a Georgetown County woman and an Andrews man remains in jail in connection with the incident, according to SC Highway Patrol.

The crash killed Ashley Avant of Georgetown County.

A passenger was also transported to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment.

Benjamin Lockliear, 37, of Andrews faces two counts of felony DUI in connection with the accident that happened around 7:40 p.m. on Oct. 19.

According to the SC Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved in a wreck on Seaboard Street in the Williamsburg County section of Andrews.

Lockliear, who was driving a 2014 GMC truck, hit a 2010 Chevrolet SUV from behind while they were both heading west. The crash killed the driver of the SUV, later identified as Avant from Georgetown County. The passenger was also transported to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment.

Lockliear remains in custody at the Williamsburg County Detention Center and the accident remains under investigation by SC Highway Patrol.