Bond denied for man charged with killing two SCDOT workers
Aiken, S.C. (WACH)-- Bond has been denied for the man who killed two SCDOT workers after a hit-and-run Monday morning.
Lonnie Dean Miller appeared in court Tuesday afternoon where his bond was denied for the fatal hit-and-run that killed the two working men.
Miller was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death and one count injury.
At approximately 8:30 Monday morning Miller was driving northbound on SC-421 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck 54-year-old Anthony J. Redmond and 64-year-old Robert Clark.
He also struck another individual who suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Miller fled the from the scene and left his vehicle abandon and took off by foot.
South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said the news of two worker's deaths was heart breaking and urged drivers to be very careful while driving.
“Our SCDOT family has suffered the loss of two of our team members this morning. While we mourn these losses, I would urge all South Carolinians to be cautious at all times while on the roads, and use extra care when approaching work zones. The men and women of SCDOT are dedicated public servants and we want them all to return home each night to their families,” said Hall. “Our hearts go out to the families and co-workers of Tony Redmond and Robert Clark during this terrible time,” Hall added.
An autopsy is scheduled for both men Tuesday.