Blythewood Father and Son Killed in Crash

ELGIN (Sept. 28, 2016) – A father and son from Blythewood were killed early Saturday morning when their car raced through a stop sign and struck a home in Elgin before bursting into flames.

Kershaw County Coroner David West said Maurice Lamar Milliner, 27, and his father, Timothy Millner, 46 were pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:53 a.m. accident. The two were returning home from a night of celebrating Timothy’s recent birthday in Columbia on Sept. 24 when the crash occurred, West said.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Maurice Milliner was at the wheel of a 2015 Kia Optima, traveling north down Cherokee Blvd., approximately 7.5 miles from downtown Blythewood. His father was in the passenger seat. The Highway Patrol said Maurice Milliner disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of Cherokee Blvd. and Tookie Doo Lane, continued across the roadway and crashed into a home at 1065 Tookie Doo Lane. Both men were wearing seat belts, the Highway Patrol said, and were trapped inside the Kia when it erupted into flames.

No one was reported injured inside the home.

Results of a toxicology report were still pending at press time. The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

West said Maurice Milliner had just recently moved back to Blythewood from New Jersey and was a manager at a local Walgreen’s. Timothy Milliner, West said, worked for a local truck driving company.