Christopher Philip May, 21, of 3616 Coach Lantern Ave., is charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center and felony death by motor vehicle.
Authorities said May was driving a 2008 black Honda Civic east on Ligon Mill Road near Greenville Loop when he drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with another car. Matthew Lyle Achterman, 23, a passenger in May's car, was killed.
May and a second passenger were injured in the wreck. No one in the other car was hurt.
His parents put their house up as collateral to post his $50,000 bond and get him released from jail.