Woman Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on SC Highway 34 in South Carolina (SC)
SOUTH CAROLINA- Indexjournal.com writes that a driver was recently arrested in connection to a tragic pedestrian crash that took the life of a 32-year-old mother of three. The victim was crossing SC Highway 34 close to Sherwood Road in the early morning.*
The first vehicle involved was a Chevrolet SUV, which pulled to the side of the road and called for help. The victim was lying in the roadway after the initial impact. A second car then struck the woman, killing her at the scene. That driver fled the area.
Police asked for information about the other driver and eventually identified the person as a 31-year-old woman. The motorist is now facing charges for fleeing the scene of a collision resulting in death, which is a felony.
The victim’s father had been pleading for information regarding his daughter’s death. He stated that he is seeking closure for his family. The family held a service in the victim’s honor recently, and her father said that in watching her children, he broke down. He explained that he understands that accidents occur but just wanted peace.
The victim left behind a thirteen-year-old, a nine-year-old, and a seven-year-old.
The AAA writes that hit-and-run deaths have been on the rise every year since 2009. The increase has been by 7.2 percent each year. Pedestrians and cyclists are killed in hit-and-run crashes more often than vehicle occupants. In fact, one out of every five pedestrians killed in the United States is killed by a person who then fled the scene of the collision.
Fleeing the scene of a crash is illegal in every state, and the legal consequences for committing a hit-and-run are severe.
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