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Hephzibah Drunk Driver Leaves Man in Coma After Wreck

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A Hephzibah man was impaired when he struck a driver who was unloading his vehicle in a local neighborhood, leaving the victim in a coma with bleeding to the brain, authorities said.

Farrell Crawford, 66, of the 100 block of Fox Den Road, Hephzibah, was charged Nov. 8 with DUI, open container and serious injury by vehicle.

The victim, 25-year-old Dontrevious Robinson of Aiken, was unloading a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer on the side of Spirit Creek Road in Hephzibah around 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. That’s when Crawford came along in his 2011 Cadillac DTS and struck the victim, an accident report says.

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Sketch of wreck from RCSO accident report

Robinson “sustained a broken right leg and bleeding to the brain and is in an induced coma,” according to an arrest warrant issued last week for serious injury by vehicle. The victim’s current condition is not clear.

Authorities allegedly found an open container of alcohol in Crawford’s vehicle and he was found to be impaired. He told authorities that he “saw a person that looked like a child” and pressed his brakes but it was too late. The front of his Cadillac struck Robinson and his vehicle.

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Farrell Crawford 66 of Hephzibah DUI serious injury by vehicle open container improper turning movements
Farrell Crawford, 66, of Hephzibah, DUI, serious injury by vehicle, open container, improper turning movements

Crawford is out on bond. He has three speeding tickets on his record in the last eight years.

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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