Winnsboro man arrested after deadly crash

WINNSBORO – A Winnsboro man has been charged with DUI/felony driving under the influence, resulting in a death.


Omar Rashad Jones, 31, was arrested May 25 following an accident that occurred about 2:25 a.m. on Feb. 11 in Fairfield County. Jones was reported to be driving a 2003 Cadillac south on Old Douglas Road when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road. Jones lost control of the vehicle and then travelled off the left side of the road, overturned and struck an embankment.

A passenger in Jones’ car was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones was injured and transported to Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Neither Jones nor the passenger were wearing seatbelts.

After an investigation by the Highway Patrol was completed, Jones was arrested, then released on a $25,000 bond.

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