Little River man charged with felony DUI in fatal crash

troot@thesunnews.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Austin Brady Cedar

A Little River man is jailed on $50,000 bond in connection with a fatal vehicle crash that killed a 27-year-old woman, according to authorities.

Austin Brady Cedar, 20, of Little River was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and charged with felony driving under the influence with death results, according to jail records. Cedar is being held on $50,000 bond.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Cedar had been hospitalized since the Jan. 12 crash and was recently released so he was formally charged.

Crystal Grizzards, 27, of Little River died at the scene from injuries she suffered in the crash that happened about 6:10 a.m. Jan. 12, Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said.

Grizzards was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz going west on S.C. 90 when her vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Cedar, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the highway patrol. Grizzards and Cedar were each wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and Cedar was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Cedar was driving a 1999 Toyota four-door car and was traveling east on S.C. 90, Jones said. The crash was investigated by the S.C. Highway Patrol's Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

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