Highway Patrol: Summerville teen charged with felony DUI in fatal crash


A Summerville teen has been charged in connection with a Charleston County crash that killed two people in May.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Mateik Tray-von Best, 18, is being jailed in the Charleston County Detention Center on two counts of felony driving under the influence-resulting in death.

The incident occurred early morning on May 15 on Interstate 26, specifically in the westbound lane near mile marker 208, troopers said.

At the time, Best was driving a 2019 Dodge Charger, which rear-ended a 2009 Jeep Cherokee, troopers said.

The crash killed two individuals riding as passengers in Best’s vehicle and shut down the interstate’s westbound lanes for several hours. According to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office, the victims were identified as Dayton Taylor, 24, and Morris Miller, 31.

Best, also rushed to the hospital immediately after the incident, was just released from medical care on Thursday. Upon his release, he was taken into custody and jailed, Southern said.

Best is currently awaiting a bond hearing in the case.

Troopers with Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are continuing to investigate the crash.