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Selma Akguel, 11, killed in pedestrian collision with driver Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, at Rutledge Avenue and Calhoun Street in Charleston, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 1:52pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018

Coroner identifies 11-year-old girl killed in downtown crash

 Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, is charged with felony driving under the influence involving a death and reckless homicide, police say. A judge set bond at $50,000 for the reckless driving charge but denied bond on the felony DUI charge, police spokesman Charles Francis said.   

Judge denies bond for man charged in crash that killed 11-year-old girl

A public defender represented him in bond court. Police say Wakefield has a prior DUI arrest in his home state of Georgia and an extensive record of traffic offenses.   

Police: Driver in crash that killed child told father he was 'high', killed someone

A Charleston police officer overheard the man who police say killed an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston Monday night telling his father over the phone that he got high and killed someone, according to supplemental reports released Friday.    

 

 

People Involved: 
Selma Akguel
Jeffrey William Wakefield

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