Man charged in boating crash that killed SC woman

MANNING, S.C. (AP) — The Natural Resources Department has arrested a man in a Lake Marion boat crash last month that killed a University of South Carolina student.

Capt. Robert McCullough told local media outlets that 38-year-old Chad Morris has been charged with reckless homicide and failure to render aid. Authorities said he left the scene without helping.

Twenty-one-year-old Hailey Joanne Bordeaux of Sumter died in the crash after the boat she was hit by another boat on the lake July 4.

McCullough said Bordeaux was with her boyfriend and two others in a boat stopped at a landing when the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. No one else was hurt.

It was unclear whether Morris has an attorney.

Man surrenders in Orangeburg County shooting death

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man wanted for a shooting death in Orangeburg County has surrendered to sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell told local media outlets that 36-year-old Shagura Ramon Mack turned himself in around 6:15 p.m. Monday.

Ravenell said officers were called to the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a man came to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle says 29-year-old Jermaine Holloway of Orangeburg died a short time later.

Mack is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. It was not clear if he has an attorney.

The sheriff said the preliminary investigation shows that Holloway and a friend had gone to meet an acquaintance when Mack ran to their vehicle and began firing.

Brochure helps drivers navigate roundabouts

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Roundabouts are being built in communities across South Carolina but they can be confusing to some drivers.

Now traffic engineers in Beaufort County are offering a brochure that helps motorists navigate roundabouts and describes why they are safer than traditional intersections with lights or stop signs.

A study by the state Department of Transportation last spring found that in roundabouts there were 71 percent fewer accidents and 71 percent fewer fatalities.

Part of what makes roundabouts safer is that there are fewer opportunities for vehicles to collide and that motorists tend to drive more slowly through roundabouts than through traditional intersections.