Darlington woman killed by suspected DUI driver in Florence

Randall Gillespie

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – First responders were called Wednesday morning after a driver under the influence crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on in Florence County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to the highway patrol’s online traffic system, the fatal collision happened around 8:16 a.m. on Billy Green Road and Old River Road.

Lance Corporal Matt Southern says the driver of a Ford Explorer was traveling south on Old River Road when he crossed the center line while under the influence and hit another vehicle traveling north.

The person in the other car was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene. Troopers report the victim was not wearing a seatbelt. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the crash victim as Sandra Kaye Dunlap-Velasquez, 32, of Darlington.

Randall Todd Gillespie, 30, of Pamplico, has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death and driving under suspension. Gillespie was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but is currently being held at the Florence County Detention Center.