Midlands Crimestoppers | 1-888-CRIME-SC
Midlands Crimestoppers
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crimestoppers (New Window)
View & Search the Online Crime Map
Home  |  News  |  Suspect in deadly Lexington DUI crash convicted of DUI before

Suspect in deadly Lexington DUI crash convicted of DUI before
Tuesday, January 3, 2012


LEXINGTON, SC (WIS)- A Gilbert man charged with killing a six year old girl and critically injuring four others, was convicted of driving under the influence in March of 2009. Lexington Police charged 26 year old Billy Hutto with multiple counts of felony DUI Monday.

Investigators said Hutto ran a red light at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Old Cherokee Road around 10:40 a.m. Sunday and slammed into the side of a minivan carrying a family of six.

The crash killed six year old Emma Longstreet and critically injured her father, and two brothers.

A judge set Hutto's bond at the maximum of $500,000 at a hearing Monday in Lexington County. Through a steel screen door, Hutto apologized to the more than 20 friends and family of the Longstreet family, "I just want to tell the family that I'm extremely sorry and I agree with a bond denial. I do not protest that," Hutto told the judge.

Investigators asked the judge to deny bond on Hutto's charges.

Hutto was charged with driving under the influence and operating an uninsured vehicle in February 2009. A breathalyzer showed Hutto's blood alcohol at more than .16; more than twice the legal limit of .08. A judge found Hutto guilty at a bench trial, but found him not guilty of driving an uninsured vehicle.

Lexington police requested the Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team to investigate the crash scene. MAIT will reconstruct the crash, and show the speed and force of impact of Hutto's Jeep when it slammed into the side of the Longstreet's van.

It could take several weeks before the MAIT investigation is finished.

As of this report, Hutto remained behind bars at the Lexington County Detention Center. Funeral plans for Emma Longstreet are still being worked out.

Source: http://www.wistv.com/story/16430224/suspect-in-deadly-lexington-dui-crash-convicted-of-dui-before

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Notice about comments:

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crimestoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

More from Midlands Crimestoppers

DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:

© Copyright Midlands Crimestoppers. All Rights Reserved.