The driver charged in the hit-and-run death of Midway native Ethan Pringle has been granted bond in Jasper County, South Carolina, Superior Court.
According to Sean Thornton, a deputy solicitor with South Carolina’s 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office, Robert G. Collum III of Rincon was granted a $50,000 surety bond on Friday. He was also ordered to have GPS monitoring if he posted bond.
Pringle was killed Sept. 10 in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in South Carolina. Collum was arrested Sept. 12 and is charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.
Pringle was a graduate of Liberty County High School. He was to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia.
This past weekend Pringle’s family and friends gathered together for a memorial held at the Dorchester Village Civic Center.
His friends organized a fund raiser to benefit the Old Savannah City mission in his honor because Pringle was known for his kindness and generosity to those in need. In less than 24 hours they reached a $1,500 goal and are now at $4,545 and counting. All the funds will go toward supplying the mission with equipment and food for the shelter. Pringle will be commemorated with a plaque at the mission.
For information on making a donation on Pringle’s behalf go to: https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Helping-The-Homeless-For-Ethan