Two wrecks. Two men dead. Two women charged with driving drunk.
In unrelated cases, authorities have charged two women with driving drunk and causing deadly wrecks over the weekend.
Early Saturday, a 21-year-old Aiken County woman caused a deadly wreck on Interstate 20, authorities said.
Lacie Doolittle was taken to an Augusta hospital and was then held at the Richmond County Jail pending extradition to Aiken County. She is accused of being drunk at 4:15 a.m. Saturday when she swerved off I-20 and over-corrected while trying to get back into the road, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Her vehicle hit a disabled truck on the side of the interstate, which then hit the owner of the disabled truck who was standing outside the vehicle.
The victim has only been identified as a 53-year-old man from Vicksburg, Mass., the Highway Patrol said. He died at an Augusta hospital.
Doolittle, of Wagener, S.C. (left picture), as well as her 30-year-old passenger, were transported to the Augusta hospital for treatment.
Doolittle’s Facebook page includes two recent posts advertising a big party Friday night at a bar.
“Free bottle of moscato giving out to every group of five females …,” one post says.
“PARTY PARTY PARTY,” says another post.
In the second wreck, Richmond County authorities have charged a drunk driver with causing the death of a motorcyclist early Sunday, the woman’s second DUI in four months.
Kalisa Luke, 22 (right picture), has been charged with DUI, homicide by motor vehicle and failure to yield in the death of 40-year-old Hilton Alphonso Milton of Hephzibah. Luke has a pending DUI charge from March.Luke was reportedly turning into Crazy Leggs on Windsor Spring Road in Augusta when she struck the victim’s Suzuki motorcycle. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:21 a.m., according to the coroner’s office.
An autopsy will be performed Monday.
Luke is being held in the Richmond County Jail under no bond.