Christopher Powell

Christopher Powell

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Troopers charged a Florence man with felony DUI and child endangerment after the pickup truck he was driving south on Savannah Grove Road ran off the left side of the road and then struck and killed a man who was mowing his grass.

Christopher Powell, 28, 2221 McLaurin Drive, was booked into the Florence County Detention Center at 2:11 a.m. by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, according to the detention center's Web site. He is charged with one count each of felony DUI resulting in death and child endangerment for committing certain offenses with a minor in the car, according to the Web site.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed as Juan Luna Ortuno, 35, of the Effingham area.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the crash remains under investigation.

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