There will be intermittent single lane closures along May River Road between the Rose Dhu/May River Preserve entrances to Old Miller Road tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, from approximately 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Bluffton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit will be continuing their investigation into last Friday’s deadly crash. The intermittent delays will slow traffic down in these areas of May River Road.
The Unit will be using specialized equipment to re-create the scene of the accident that killed 34-year-old Cullen Mieczkowski and badly injured Kareem Simmons.
Bluffton Police responded to the three-vehicle accident just after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, along May River Road near the entrance of Rose Dhu.
27-year-old Nikolai K. Wheeler hit Mieczkowski from behind while traveling eastbound on May River Road. It was later determined Wheeler had consumed a large amount of alcohol before causing the accident, police reported.
Wheeler is charged with the following: Felony DUI – resulting in death, Felony DUI – Great Bodily Injury, Leaving the Scene Resulting in Death, Leaving the Scene Resulting in Great Bodily Injury, and Driving under a Suspended License.
This continues to be an open investigation. If there is anyone in the public that witnessed the accident or has additional information that would help investigators, please call Sgt. Laura Rutland at 843-706-4598 or the Bluffton Police Investigations Division at 843-706-4560.
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