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Driver Identified in Fatal Greenville County Hit-and-Run in Greenville County, South Carolina (SC)

June 18, 2020

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- writes that a driver struck and killed a pedestrian this week in Greenville County, and then fled the scene. The incident occurred in the late evening on SC-414 close to Glassy Mountain Road. The pedestrian was walking in the westbound lanes of traffic, heading east. The driver was operating a 2011 Ford Focus and traveling eastbound.* 

For unknown reasons, the driver veered into the westbound lanes and struck the victim. The South Carolina Highway Patrol identified the vehicle and the driver and charged the 44-year-old man for leaving the scene of a fatal crash and DUI. The victim has since been identified as a 24-year-old woman. Police are still investigating the tragic crash. 

A recent study ranked South Carolina as the fourth worst state in the country in terms of pedestrian deaths. The researchers analyzed data collected from a five-year period and found that the Palmetto State not only had the fourth-highest number of fatalities but also had the fourth-highest rise in such deaths. 

South Carolina also ranks high on the list of states with the highest number of drunk driving fatalities. Nearly 30 percent of all traffic deaths in the state were drunk driving-related. The state came in fifth place nationally, even though it had fewer drunk driving arrests and a lower prevalence of drunk driving incidents. The reason that the state made its way to the top five on the list was mainly because of the high number of deaths associated with alcohol-impaired motorists. In 2018, drunk driving accidents killed 291 people in the state. 

States with worse records than South Carolina included Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. 

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