Mother charged after 9-year-old girl dies in Georgetown County crash

Mother charged after 9-year-old girl dies in Georgetown County crash

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A 9-year-old girl from Conway was killed in a wreck Sunday afternoon and now her mother is facing a felony DUI involving death charge, according to Georgetown Detention Center and Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

Catilia Chestnut, 31, was driving a Chevy van east on Old Pee Dee Road when the vehicle ran off the road and overturned, officials said.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Georgetown, according to Corporal Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Camari Chestnut, her 9-year-old daughter, was not wearing a seat belt and died of multiple trauma injuries, according to officials.

Chestnut was hurt in the crash and was taken to an area hospital. She had a bond hearing Monday afternoon in her hospital room, according the GCSO. Her bond was set at $150,000.

(SOURCE: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)
(SOURCE: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)

Camari attended Conway Elementary School, officials said in a news release Monday morning.

The crash remains under investigation by SCHP.

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