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5/7/2018 9:30:00 AM
SCHP charged second person in fatal motorcycle accident
Ronald L. Derossett of Greenwood, charged with Felony DUI resulting in death X2, Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury x2, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Driving Under Suspension
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Ronald L. Derossett of Greenwood, charged with Felony DUI resulting in death X2, Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury x2, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Driving Under Suspension
Shaundrece Clark, 22 of Ridge Springs, charged with Felony DUI in Death X2, Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injuries, Open Container, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule IV Drug
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Shaundrece Clark, 22 of Ridge Springs, charged with Felony DUI in Death X2, Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injuries, Open Container, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule IV Drug

As the SCHP continue to investigate the double fatality motorcycle accident that occurred on Hwy 221/72 at Evans Pond Road on May 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm, no a second person has been charged.

The driver of the 1999 Jeep, Ronald L. Derossett of Greenwood has now been charged with Felony DUI resulting in death X2, Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury x2, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Driving Under Suspension. 

According to the SCHP, the Derossett pulled out in front of the two motorcyclist as he entered Hwy 221/72 off of Evans Pond Road.  The two motorcycles collided with the jeep sending one into a ditch and the other into the 2005 Nissan.  The Nissan was driven by Shaundrece Clark, 22 of Ridge Springs who is also charged with Felony DUI in Death X2, Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injuries, Open Container, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule IV Drug.

Both drivers of the motorcycles were killed.  Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said that Motorcyclists John Wilson Ruley, 45 and Thomas Edward Burdette, 57 both died at the scene.

According to the SCHP, neither were wearing helmets and were ejected from their bikes.

Each rider had a passenger and both were transported to Self Regional Healthcare and then to Greenville Memorial due to their injuries.

Derossett, driver of the Jeep was also ejected from his Jeep and transported to Greenville.  He was not wearing a seatbelt.



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