Intoxicated truck driver kills 4 on hayride
TEMPERANCE HILL, S.C. ó The driver of a tractor-trailer was charged Monday with drunken driving after slamming into a hayride and killing four people, including a toddler. Jake Davis Jr., 51, of Florence, was charged in the case. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports Davis was driving the tractor-trailer that plowed into the rear of the tractor and flat-bed trailer that was carrying about 20 people on the hayride.
The crash happened Sunday night, when the 18-wheeler hit a flatbed trailer and the tractor pulling it. Sixteen people were injured; two remained hospitalized.
See Charlotte Observer and AJC article.
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