Charges Filed in Late Thursday Night Wreck

The SC Highway Patrol announced this afternoon the arrest of a Hartwell, Georgia man in connection with a Thursday late night accident that injured a second Hartwell man and his eight-year old passenger.  It was between two pickup trucks on Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway SC-11 9:30 pm.  According to Trooper Joel Hovis, charged with felony DUI with great bodily injury is Michael Lee Murdock.  It’s believed Murdock was jailed in Walhalla.  The trooper had no explanation if there was a connection between Hartwell resident Murdock and Hartwell resident Able Chavez-Bausita, driver of the truck that Hovis said was rear-ended in the accident.  Bausita and his passenger were airlifted for medical treatment and  the section of highway was shut down for about six hours.

-WGOG’s Dick Mangrum contributed to this report.