Andrew Glasier (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
Greenville police investigate the fatal wreck along I-385. (Aug. 12, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Police said a man is accused of driving under the influence, going the wrong way along Interstate 385 then hitting a Greenville woman's car head-on and killing her Monday morning.
Greenville police identified the truck's driver as 26-year-old Andrew Glasier, of Greer. Glasier was charged with four counts of felony DUI on Tuesday, police said.
Glasier was transported from the hospital to the Greenville County Detention Center on Thursday, according to detention center records.
Deputy Coroner Barry Wright said the woman was driving north on I-385 with her three children in the car when a truck driving the wrong way hit her just past Exit 40.
Wright said the husband of the woman, identified as 26-year-old Shauntia Jackson, was driving ahead of her in a separate vehicle as they were headed home from Charlotte and were only 15 minutes away from home.
The husband was on the phone with Jackson when the truck hit her head-on, Wright said. He said the husband did not have time to warn her and was "stunned and devastated." Wright said he even pulled two of their three children out of the car after the wreck.
Wright said Jackson's children, all under the age of 9, were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. He said one of them underwent surgery Monday and the others had fractures.
According to Wright, the driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital with injuries and told officials that he had been drinking with friends and did not remember the crash, but was remorseful after he was told what happened.
They said Glasier was officially charged with four counts of felony DUI on Tuesday. These include one count of felony DUI involving death and three counts of felony DUI involving great bodily injury, according to police.
Greenville police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said two 911 calls were made reporting Glasier was headed the wrong way and a third was made to report the wreck. He said investigators are not yet sure where Glasier entered the interstate but said it may have been via East North Street.
Northbound I-385 was back open following the wreck. It was shut down from about 3:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. as crews investigated the accident and cleared the scene.
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