Driver Charged in Death of Dr. Matthew Burke
According to a press release issued by the Palmetto Cycling Coalition:
Daniel Johnson was charged with reckless homicide on Tuesday for the October crash that killed Dr. Matthew Burke and injured four others after several months of diligent investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and Aiken County Solicitor’s office.
If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum of 10 years in jail and a mandatory five-year driver’s license revocation. His SUV struck the five cyclists riding in a group of 15 at 6:40 p.m. on Beech Island Avenue. Johnson told the highway patrol that he did not see the group because he was reaching down for something in his car.