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Myrtle Beach man indicted in woman’s drowning death

A Myrtle Beach man was indicted on charges he disregarded a stop sign and crashed a vehicle into the Intracoastal Waterway causing the death of a 48-year-old woman, according to court records.

Bobby Burrell, 28, was indicted on a charge of felony driving under the influence resulting in death in connection with the October death of Kelly Moody, according to grand jury indictments released Tuesday.

Burrell has been held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center since his arrest on Oct. 11, according to jail records. At the time of his arrest, troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol also charged Burrell with first-offense driving under suspension not suspended for DUI.

The charge stems from Oct. 10 when police say Burrell was driving a 1993 Honda car that disregarded a stop sign at the end of Peachtree Landing and ran into the Intracoastal Water about 11:30 p.m. that night, according to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the highway patrol.

Burrell was able to escape from the vehicle when it went into the water, but Moody did not, Collins said. The road is located off S.C. 544 in Socastee.

Preliminary autopsy results showed that Moody died from drowning, said Horry County Coroner Tony Hendrick.

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