Crime & Courts

Beer can, needle found at SC crash that killed 2. Driver faces homicide charges

Khalil Stiger
Khalil Stiger Aiken County Detention Center

More than a year after a car slammed into a tree in Aiken County, killing two people, the driver is facing homicide charges.

Khalil Stiger, 22, of Grovetown, Ga., is charged with two counts of reckless homicide, according to Aiken County jail records.

Police say Daniels was driving the car that crashed into a tree on Old Sudlow Lake Road in North Augusta on Nov. 22, 2017, killing 20-year-old Kayleigh Daniels and 23-year-old Norris Scott., reports WRDW.

Daniels died at the scene and Scott later died at a hospital, according to the Aiken Standard. Stiger had been recovering from his injuries since the crash and was charged Monday, the newspaper reported.

At the scene of the deadly crash, officers found a beer can outside the car, several small clear bags inside a purse containing what appeared to be methamphetamine residue and a needle commonly used for narcotics, according to The Augusta Chronicle.

Reckless vehicular homicide is a felony that carries up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine for each charge, under South Carolina law.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.