Bond denied for man charged in DUI crash that killed 2 teens in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – A man is facing charges in connection to a head-on crash that claimed the lives of two teenagers.

A magistrate denied bond Wednesday for Hollis Brock, 48, of Inman.

Brock is charged with two counts each of felony DUI resulting in death, felony DUI resulting in great injury, and other crimes.

Brock was driving a pickup truck that troopers said crashed head on into a car on Highway 9 at 11:15 p.m. Friday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Melissa Frilot and Kortlynn Smith were killed in the crash. The 19-year-old teens were from Inman.

Frilot, the driver, died at the scene. Smith was one of the passengers. Troopers say she was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where she died on Christmas Eve.

Solicitor Barry Barnette said Brock crossed four lanes and hit the victims’ car head on. Brock walked about 100 yards from the scene,  severely drunk, and did not notice that his neck was broken, Barnette said.

Barnette said deputies had to keep Brock from leaving the scene.

If convicted, Brock faces 65 years in prison.

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