Man charged with felony DUI after fatal crash on Asheville Hwy, troopers say


SPARATNBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death after a fatal crash took the life of one man in Spartanburg County on Saturday.

According to the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office, a man was transported to a hospital from U.S. 176 (Asheville Hwy) near Springfield Road after a crash. He was pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday morning.

That person has been identified by the coroner as Khouanexay “Bill” Sivilay, 48, of Boiling Springs.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the fatal collision involved three vehicles around 9:32 a.m. Saturday morning.

Master Trooper Gary Miller said Sivilay was heading south on Springfield Road in a 2001 Toyota Camry when the driver of a 2006 Dodge Stratus, who was traveling west on Asheville Hwy, disregarded a traffic light at the intersection and struck Sivilay’s vehicle. The collision sent Sivilay’s Camry into a 2017 Honda Pilot SUV. The driver of the Honda Pilot was uninjured.

The driver of the Stratus was injured and transported to an area hospital.

That driver has been identified as being 21-year-old Trent Neal, of Campobello. He’s been charged with felony DUI resulting death.

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