UNION — A Whitmire man won’t learn his sentence until May after pleading guilty to a 2011 collision that left two men dead.
Matthew Olin Fain, 26, 620 Evans St., Whitmire, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony DUI before Judge Lee S. Alford of York in General Sessions Court this week. Union County Clerk of Court Freddie Gault said Friday afternoon that after his client pleaded guilty, Fain’s attorney requested that sentencing be delayed until May and Alford granted the request.
Fain was charged felony DUI by the S.C. Highway Patrol in a May 19, 2011 collision that took the lives of Toy Edwin Grady, 67, 4198 Cross Keys Highway, Union, and James Anderson Jeter, 60, 5427 Cross Keys Highway, Enoree. The accident occurred around 6:5o a.m. on S.C. 49 approximately 6.5 miles west of Union. Grady was pronounced dead at the scene while Jeter, who was his passenger, was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He died at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home on June 20, 2011.
Fain was also injured in the collision, suffering a broken bone in his right foot, a crushed left elbow, broken upper femur in his left leg, and severe internal damage. Due to his injuries, Fain was not arrested at the time of the accident but was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. After Fain was released from the hospital, Union County Magistrate Jimmy Crocker placed him under house arrest in the home of a relative where he was recovering from his injuries and set his bond at $25,000.
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