Troopers say passenger dead, driver charged with DUI in Greenville Co. crash


The coroner’s office responded to a crash in Greenville County Sunday evening.

Troopers said the crash was called in at 8:32 p.m.

According to SC Highway Patrol, the incident happened along S Pleasantburg Drive at Augusta Road.

Witnesses said several law enforcement officials and first responders were on scene, and a large crowd was beginning to form at a Waffle House near the scene location.

Troopers said a 1999 Toyota was traveling North on S Pleasantburg and made a U-turn. As the vehicle was making the U-turn, troopers say it was hit in the right front side by an oncoming vehicle.

The passenger in the Toyota was injured and troopers said he died en route to the hospital.

The coroner identified the victim as Allen Marion Austin, 68, of Mayo Drive in Greenville.

Troopers said the driver of the Toyota, Ronnie Austin, 56, was charged with felony DUI with death, driving under suspension, liquor law violation and habitual offender law.

The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.

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