UPDATE: Driver in fatal Aiken accident charged with felony DUI

43-year-old Stacia Mock is killed in crash, troopers say a driver ran through a stop sign (WRDW-TV, July 29, 2012)

43-year-old Stacia Mock is killed in crash, troopers say a driver ran through a stop sign (WRDW-TV, July 29, 2012)

Monday, July 30, 2012

AIKEN, S.C. -- The driver who is accused of being at fault in a fatal accident over the weekend has been charged.

William Currie is charged with felony DUI with death and felony DUI with great bodily injury.

Currie is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

Update:

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Sunday, July 29, 2012

AIKEN, S.C. -- A tragic situation unfolded on Sunday as friends and family learned 43-year-old Stacia Mock was killed in an accident and her husband, Chris, is in critical condition. Troopers say the driver at fault ran a stop sign.

"They're the best neighbors you could ask for. We've just known them for years," said neighbor Butch Day.

After 20 years of watching the Mocks drive down the same driveway, Day won't be seeing their car anymore.

"It's going to be such a great loss, and it's not going to be the same to look up and not see them coming down the driveway," he said.

South Carolina troopers say the Mocks were driving down Reynolds Pond Road around 11 p.m. Saturday when another driver failed to stop at the intersection of Pipeline Road.

That's when the cars collided, causing the Mocks to run off the road and into a tree. Stacia was in the passenger seat when she was killed. Her husband was rushed to an Augusta hospital.

"Good, good people," Day said. "And it's just such a tragedy when we heard this morning what had happened."

Troopers say the driver of the other car was 48-year-old William Currie. He, too, was taken to the Trauma Center.

Why he ran the stop sign is still unclear, but neighbors say one thing about Stacia is for sure.

"We do know with her daddy being a pastor, and she's a Christian, we know where she's at. So you know, when we know that, we have that assurance, and we're so glad of that," said Day through tears.

Friends and family are trying to cope with the news.

"Times like this, we need each other. We just ask people everywhere just to be praying for them because prayer works. Prayer is the key," Day said.

Two of Mock's children were in a car following their parents and saw the whole thing.

South Carolina troopers are working the investigation. We are still trying to learn if alcohol played a factor. We do know Currie was released from the hospital but there is no word on his condition or what charges he will face.

Initial report:

Sunday, July 29, 2012

AIKEN, S.C. -- A 43-year-old woman was killed in a crash after South Carolina troopers say a man ran a stop sign.

The coroner has identified the victim as Stacia Mock.

We're told Mock was the passenger of the car driven by her husband, Chris Mock.

According to witnesses, William Currie failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Reynolds Pond and Pipeline roads near Aiken.

Currie's car slammed into Mock's vehicle, which was heading east on Reynolds Pond Road.

Family members following Mock's vehicle allegedly witnessed the crash.

The SCHP MAIT unit is investigating the crash along with the Aiken County Coroner's Office.

No word on if and when Currie will be charged upon release.

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