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Funeral Set For Sisters Killed In Oconee Co. DUI Crash, Mother Out On Bond

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Melissa Patton is charged with DUI in the deaths of her two children. Melissa Patton is charged with DUI in the deaths of her two children.
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The Oconee County Detention Center says Melissa Patton has been released from jail on a $50,000 bond. Patton is charged with driving under the influence in a New Year’s Day accident that killed her two children, ages 1 and 4.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Patton lost control of her vehicle on Wells Highway and overturned.

The Oconee County Coroner says 1-year-old Taniyia Chavez Leann Gambrell, was found in a child safety seat and died at the scene. 4 year-old Unique Patton-Dean, was restrained by a shoulder/lap belt assembly. EMS rushed her to the hospital where she later died.

Funeral services are set for the sisters for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Utica Baptist Church.

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