Man accused of causing fatal wreck to stand trial

GREENVILLE, S.C (WSPA)  A man accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine and causing a deadly wreck will stand trial on those charges.

Greenville County Chief Magistrate Judge Leila Foster ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence for Tyler Scraggs,18, to stand trial.

Investigators say Scraggs was going at least 56 miles an hour in a 35 mile an hour zone on Taylor Road in Greenville County last November when he lost control of the vehicle, hit an embankment and overturned.

Haylee Cantrell, 16, was sitting in the back seat. She died from her injuries days later.

Defense attorney Bill Yarbrough had asked the court to throw out the case, claiming there was little evidence to suggest Scraggs was behind the wheel.

A court date has not been set.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s