Pedestrian killed, woman charged after leaving scene

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating following a fatal crash Sunday night.

Troopers say the incident at Colkitt Street took place at 8:40 p.m. on March 19.

We’re told a pedestrian, who was walking in the road, was struck by the driver of a 1992 Jeep SUV. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. We are working to learn the identity of the victim from the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office.

The driver, later identified as Crystal Lynn Chapman, fled the scene following the accident.  She was found a short time later and arrested.

She is currently charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death.

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