Felony DUI charge in deadly crash in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged with felony DUI after a crash that killed a woman, Wednesday morning in Anderson.

29-year-old Jonathan Edward Hamby was driving a company vehicle when the crash happened Pearman Dairy Road (Highway 28 Bypass) at Getsinger Road near Westside High School.

Highway Patrol says Hamby’s truck crossed the median and hit a Chevrolet Trailblazer head on.

49-year-old Loretta Renee Pressley of Starr, the driver of the Trailblazer died in the crash and a young child in that vehicle was injured.

Photo courtesy of victim's family. Loretta Renee Pressley, 49
Photo courtesy of victim’s family. Loretta Renee Pressley, 49

7News reached out to the Krut Systems, LLC in Anderson who says Hamby was employed as a lineman for the company.

The company released the following statement: We at the company would like to send out our deepest condolences to the family. We are looking into the cause for the accident.

Jonathan Hamby

Jonathan Hamby

Originally, the 4-year-old child’s injuries were reported to be non-life threatening, however the child’s injuries are said to be more severe than initially thought.

Hamby received a $80,000 surety bond for the felony of DUI death and felony DUI with bodily injury.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.



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