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Evans Teen Faces Charges After Fatal Crash That Kills S.C. Man


An Evans teen pulled into the path of another vehicle Sunday on Fury’s Ferry Road, causing a wreck that killed the other driver, according to Columbia County authorities.

Carson Levi Downs, 23, of Anderson, S.C., was killed in the evening wreck on New Year’s Eve, sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said. The name of the 16-year-old male was not released because he is a juvenile, but he is expected to face charges.

Alcohol was not a factor in the collision, Maj. Morris said.

The wreck happened around 8:10 p.m. Sunday at Fury’s Ferry Road and Millstone Drive. When first responders arrived, one vehicle was on fire and was extinguished by the first deputy on scene.

Authorities say the victim’s Nissan Altima was traveling west on Fury’s Ferry Road when the teen’s Toyota 4Runner pulled into the path of the Altima. Downs swerved into the on-coming lane where it struck the teen head on. Downs was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center from injuries sustained in the collision. He has family connection in Evans.

“Charges are forth coming on the driver of the Toyota 4Runner at the conclusion of the investigation,” Maj. Morris said.

(Note: If you have a better photo of Carson Levi Downs to share, please text 803-487-3224.)

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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