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Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are searching for a vehicle and its driver that reportedly struck and killed a South Carolina woman as she was on a trip to a local convenience store. The hit-and-run car accident occurred on the night of Saturday, April 12. The vehicle was described as a Honda CRV (model years between 2012 and 2014) with damage at least to its grill. The color of the vehicle is not known.

The 31-year-old woman’s boyfriend became concerned when she failed to return from her errand in a timely manner. He left the house in search of her along the route she would have taken. It was then he saw the accident scene but at first did not believe his girlfriend was the victim.

Unfortunately, she was. The victim’s boyfriend indicates that she left behind two children, family and friends — all of whom deserve answers. He implored the responsible party, or someone who knows the responsible party, to come forward. He further questioned whether she might have survived had she received first aid and medical attention right away.

When South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers locate the driver deemed responsible for this woman’s death, he or she could face criminal charges in connection with the fatal hit-and-run car accident. Further, the woman’s family may exercise their right to file a wrongful death claim for monetary damages sustained as a result of the loss. Any financial restitution received through a properly litigated claim could be used to pay expenses and hopefully provide for the care of the two children left behind.

Source: wltxcom, “Investigators Looking to Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run“, Jennifer Bellamy, April 14, 2014


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