A motorist that left the scene of a single-car Horry County accident on Friday, July 17, was found and subsequently charged. The incident occurred at about 6:15 a.m., as reported by wbtw news.
Car Lands in Deep Ditch
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says that a silver 2010 Nissan Altima was westbound on Limerick Road near Forestbrook Road when it veered off the road and into a five-foot-deep ditch. When police arrived to investigate, they found a deceased passenger but no driver. The passenger is a 45-year-old woman from Little River. An autopsy determined that the woman succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.
Man Eventually Detained
Horry County law enforcement brought in dogs to assist in the search for the missing motorist, without success. The authorities did not immediately disclose how they apprehended the 44-year-old man from Myrtle Beach. He faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and reckless homicide. Bond is $70,000. He remains at the Horry County Detention Center.
The SCHP MAIT team continues to investigate the fatal wreck.
Although the investigation into this incident is preliminary, South Carolina state law does offer survivors of those killed due to the negligent conduct of others the right to seek compensation via civil litigation. It is often possible for survivors to seek monetary damages for loss of companionship, pain-and-suffering and burial expenses.
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