Woman charged with felony DUI in fatal I-26 collision

Destiny Mills
Destiny Mills Lexington County Detention Center

The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged a woman with felony driving under the influence after she was accused of causing a fatal collision Tuesday morning on I-26.

Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. David Jones said 23-year-old Destiny Mills has been charged with felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury. Mills is accused of striking a vehicle from behind at 2 a.m. while traveling on I-26 near mile marker 113.

The collision, Jones said, caused the vehicle that 21-year-old Olivia Johnson was traveling in to lose control. Johnson was ejected from the vehicle and later died at a hospital from injuries she sustained, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said. Johnson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

Two other people were also taken to hospitals, Jones said, but their conditions weren’t known late Tuesday.

Mills was being held Tuesday at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, according to jail records.

The patrol is continuing to investigate the collision.

HARRISON CAHILL, hcahill@thestate.com