Baby survives deadly crash on I-20 in Columbia

Charise Antonia Payano

COLUMBIA (WSPA) – A one-year-old baby survived an accident that killed two people in the same car and involved a DUI suspect on Interstate 20 in Columbia.

The accident happened around 1:30 am Thursday in the westbound lanes of the highway in the Farrow Road and Wilson Boulevard area according to WLTX-TV.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a car driven by Charise Antonia Payano, 21, collided with another car. Two people in that car were killed, but a one-year-old baby in the back seat didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries.

The names of the victims haven’t been released.

Payano faces two counts of felony DUI and a charge of operating a motor vehicle without license in possession according to WLTX.

She was taken to the Richland County Detention Center.

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