Crime

Man accused of killing 3 in Robert Grissom crash goes before judge for bond hearing

Authorities blocked all traffic on Robert Grissom Parkway from U.S. 501 to Mr. Joe White Avenue after a fatal crash on Friday, May 4, 2018. -
Authorities blocked all traffic on Robert Grissom Parkway from U.S. 501 to Mr. Joe White Avenue after a fatal crash on Friday, May 4, 2018. - jbell@thesunnews.com

The wreck killed three people in May on Robert Grissom Parkway, authorities say. A judge denied bond on Thursday for the man accused in the fatal crash.

Garth Treadwell faces what is equivalent to a life sentence in connection to the crash on May 4. Treadwell is charged with three counts of felony DUI resulting in death, one count of felony DUI, resulting in great bodily harm, hit and run attended vehicle and transporting alcohol in a motor vehicle with a seal broken.

Treadwell was denied bond at the circuit court level Thursday morning, said Horry County Senior Assistant Solicitor Josh Holford. A municipal court judge denied bond for Treadwell in May.

Police say an investigation found that Treadwell was fleeing the scene of a another traffic collision on Pine Island Road when the fatal crash happened after 6 p.m.

Treadwell spent almost two weeks in the hospital following the wreck.

Nicolas Norris, 25, of Myrtle Beach, Kristie Drewes, 24, of Conway, and Gulnoza Tashmatova, of Myrtle Beach, were killed as a result of the crash, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden. Norris and Drewes died on scene, while Tashmatova died at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, McSpadden said.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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