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Fatal accident kills CofC student; another student charged

Posted September 9th, 2013 @ 5:50am by (WCBD, News 2 Staff, Sep 9 2013)

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A fatal accident Friday kills one College of Charleston student, putting another behind bars.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder, 18-year-old Henry Sims Farr was driving on I-95 northbound near mile marker 106 in Clarendon County when he veered off the left-hand side of the road.  Farr hit a tree and the car flipped.  Five people were traveling in the Land Rover. One passenger, 18-year-old Franklin Barker West was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the SCHP, Farr is being charged with felony DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Farr was taken to the Clarendon County Detention Center.

Deputy Jackson says the five boys belonged to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and they were on their way to a football game in Virginia.

The investigation is on-going.

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