July 6, 2019
El-Asia Hassian Muhammad.
Do you think people in all-white societies ever get pinned under a crashed car while they’re sleeping in bed?
Or is that more of a diversity thing?
Deputies with the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Oconee County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene of a home after a car crash Monday night.
According to the coroner’s office, the SCHP had set up a license check point at the intersection of Wells Highway and Owens Road when a vehicle traveling east on Wells Highway approached the checkpoint and did not stop.
Highway Patrol pursued the vehicle that the coroner says went through an intersection at Clemson Boulevard, the crashed into the basement of a home.
Sheriff Mike Crenshaw of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as 19-year-old El-Asia Hassian Muhammad of Easley.
According to the coroner, the Crown Victoria that Muhammad was driving struck and killed a woman, identified as 39-year-old Vanessa Leanne Neimeyer, who was asleep in bed at the time of the incident.
Coroner Karl Addis said Neimeyer was pinned under the car and died at the scene.
Neimeyer lived in the home with her mother and grandmother, Addis said.
Troopers said Muhammad ran from the scene of the crash but was quickly arrested. He is charged with failure to stop for blue light resulting in death, driving under suspension and failure to comply with direction of police/fireman.
Oconee County deputies said they also charged Muhammad with leaving the scene of an accident with death. This charge is a felony which carries a sentence up to 25 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.
Vanessa Leanne Neimeyer.