South Carolina Troopers Locate Suspected Vehicle in York County Hit-and-Run Case
YORK COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news report posted by theherald.com, South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers have located what they believe to be the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident in early May in York County, South Carolina. Troopers have not reported whether they have made any arrests in the case.*
The crash happened on South Carolina Highway 55 in York County. Troopers and The Herald report that a 38-year-old woman was walking east on Highway 55, near the area of Clover, South Carolina, when a vehicle ran into her. The Herald reports that the woman died at the scene, and the driver did not remain at the scene.
Following the collision, South Carolina Highway Patrol was searching for a gold Jeep Liberty, and Troopers asked for the public’s help in locating it. During the weekend of May 11, Troopers reported that they had tracked down the vehicle they believed was involved in the accident.
Troopers did not say where they found the vehicle or who owned the vehicle. They also did not report whether they had identified any suspected drivers or what progress had been made in the rest of the investigation.
“The vehicle has been located by our officers,” said South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller. “We can’t comment further than that at this point. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.”
It appears the case is still being investigated as a hit-and-run. In the state of South Carolina, a person convicted of a fatal hit-and-run crash can be punished by up to 25 years in prison.
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