A North Carolina man remains jailed on charges in connection with the June death of a Loris man in nearly head-on vehicle crash, according to authorities.
Timothy Wayne Fowler, 24, of Tabor City, N.C., was indicted by an Horry County grand jury this week on a charge of felony driving under the influence resulting in death in connection with the death of Robert C. Byerly, according to court records.
The crash occurred June 3 on U.S. 701 North in Horry County three miles north of Loris, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Byerly, 56, of the Loris area, died at 10:43 p.m. that night at the emergency room of Loris Community Hospital from injuries he suffered in the crash. Byerly was driving a 2008 Chevrolet two-door vehicle going south on U.S. 701 when it was struck by a 1999 Kia sport utility vehicle driven by Fowler, troopers said. Fowler lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center line, striking Byerly's vehicle. Byerly was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, but Fowler was not, according to the highway patrol.