Columbia driver charged with DUI felony for killing two motorcyclists

jmonk@thestate.comSeptember 3, 2013 

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— A Columbia man is being charged with two counts of felony DUI in connection with the road deaths of two motorcyclists on Labor Day in Orangeburg County.

Driver Sean Aston, 21, was driving south on U.S. 21 about 7 p.m. Monday when he crossed a center line and smacked into two motorcyclists riding north on their BMW vehicles, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Aston’s 2008 Saturn “struck both motorcycles, killing both riders,” a trooper said.

The Orangeburg County coroner’s office has not yet released the identities of the two motorcyclists.

A passenger in Aston’s car, Rebecca King of Lake Wylie, was not hurt in the incident.

Aston, who was hospitalized after the crash, was also charged with having no driver’s license.

Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344.

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