Man charged in fatal Walhalla collision
The Journal staff
WALHALLA — A 29-year-old man has been charged in the death of 76-year-old woman who died Saturday afternoon after a two-car collision near downtown Walhalla.
Robert Alan Pelfry, 29, is charged with felony DUI resulting in death, driving under suspension for DUI and broken seal liquor, according to a Walhalla Police Department news release.
Lois Faye Winkler was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit by another car at the intersection of South Cedar Street and W. South Broad Street around 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. She was wearing a seatbelt, Addis said.
Pelfry and the driver of the other vehicle, Tracy Davis, were taken to Oconee Memorial Hospital for treatment. Pelfry was then taken to the Oconee County Detention Center, the release said.
Winkler died at the scene of blunt force trauma, Addis said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Walhalla Police Department are investigating the incident.