Driver charged in fatal S.C. 5 wreck

A 28-year-old York man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a triple-fatal wreck last week that claimed the lives of two York men and a Gastonia, N.C., woman.

Authorities have charged Kevin Leon Loggins, 28, of 1285 Woodland Heights Road in York with three counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in death, said Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The charges stem from a wreck that happened Nov. 17 around 11:55 p.m. Loggins was driving westbound on S.C. 5 in a Chevy Blazer when the Blazer ran off the right side of the road at a curve and overturned, striking a tree and fence, according to the Highway Patrol.

Jimmy Leon Loggins, 23, and Trinity Marvin Kimble, 31, both of York, and Natalie Nicole Brown, 28, of Gastonia died at the scene.

Kevin Loggins and a passenger, Amanda Jenkins, were taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where Jenkins was treated and released.

Highway Patrol Cpl. Bryan McDougald said speed and alcohol contributed to the crash. However, he said he could not release Loggins' blood alcohol level, citing pending investigation.

While charges have been filed, the incident remains under investigation. Reconstruction is ongoing, McDougald said.

Loggins' criminal history shows he pleaded guilty in 1997 to escape/aiding escapes from prison, according to the York County 16th Circuit Public Index Search and the State Law Enforcement Division.

Loggins was released on a $75,000 bond Tuesday night, a York County Detention Center official said.