Walter Mucienko III Mugshot

Walter Mucienko III was charged with DUI related to death and possession of a substance II controlled substance. He was driving a car that flipped, killing his passenger. 

TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) The Greenville County Coroner said Sunday morning that one person had passed away as a result of a one car accident. 

Walter Mucienko Jr., 55, of Travelers Rest was the passenger of a 1994 Ford pick-up truck traveling on Warehouse Drive near Bates Bridge in Travelers Rest about one mile east of Marietta.  

Troopers say the vehicle left the roadway, striking an embankment and utility pole- ultimately overturning. 

Mucienko was pronounced dead on scene at 1:31 a.m. Sunday. He was not seatbelted at the time of the crash. 

Troopers say the 29-year-old driver, Walter Mucienko III, was not seatbelted nor injured.

He has been charged with DUI resulting in death and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The accident continues to be investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Greenville County Coroner's Office. 

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