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Riverwatch Pkwy crash scene reconstructed

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UPDATE (4:45 p.m.) FOX54 has learned one person remains in the hospital following last month's Riverwatch Parkway crash. Person is in serious condition. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Richmond County deputies reconstructed the scene of the wrong-way crash that happened last month on Riverwatch Parkway.

Monique Sullivan was speeding down the wrong way on Riverwatch Parkway when she hit three cars before flipping her SUV, sending six people to the hospital.

After weeks of investigating, Sullivan will be charged with two traffic felonies and one misdemeanor charge. 

Richmond County deputies explained to FOX54 on Friday the importance of reconstructing the scene of the crash.

"This is the process of bringing the traffic charges to court," said Lt. Amelio Lamkin.

Deputies spent hours using devices to measure the speed of Sullivan's vehicle which could be used against her in court.

"If there's a serious accident or fatality, we have our star unit that comes and actually maps the scene and gets all the details behind it so we can take the best case to prosecution," said Lt. Lamkin.

Luckily, this crash was not fatal but investigators have spent the last couple of weeks determining if the driver will face traffic or criminal charges. 

"Criminal [charges] you have to show intent that you meant to go out and do that," said Lt. Lamkin.  

An element investigators found not to be the case.

However, Sullivan will face two traffic felonies for serious injury by vehicle and one reckless driving charge.

"With a traffic [charge], that's what it is, an accident. You didn't mean to do it. It wasn't something you planned to do but the accident happened and charges still have to be brought forth," said Lamkin.

Everyone involved in the crash has been released from the hospital.

Deputies say Sullivan is still recovering from injuries at her home on Beech Island.

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