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Bond set at $1 million in case of USM student killed in car crash

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Bond has been set at $1 million dollars in the case of a man charged with the DUI death of a University of Southern Mississippi student.

Judge Jolly Matthews set the bond for Ronnie Matthews, 55, of Hattiesburg, Friday afternoon.

A USM freshman was killed early Thursday when the car in which she was a passenger was broadsided by another vehicle at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Hardy Street.

LeJulia Dorothy White, 18, of Camden was a front-seat passenger in the car when she was struck.

Officials said White and three other students were turning left on Hardy Street at about 1:20 a.m. when they were broadsided by a SUV driven by Matthews.  

Matthews was arrested at the scene on DUI death charges.

Officials said the four girls in the car were headed to Taco Bell when the accident occured.

One of the other girls is listed in critical but stable condition, while the other two suffered non-life threatening injuries.    

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