Michael Mathias

Michael Kearse Mathias Jr.

A three-car collision on Highway 300 left two dead, one charged, and several injured on the evening of Friday, Jan. 20. This marked the county’s first traffic fatality this year.

Michael Kearse Mathias Jr., 26, of Ulmer, was charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in death by a magistrate judge in Barnwell County on Jan. 23.