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SCHP makes arrest after deadly hit-and-run

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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol has made an arrest in the deadly hit-and-run crash on US Highway 17 just north of Pawleys Island.

The rider of a moped was in the road at about 11 p.m. on Oct. 22 after being involved in an earlier collision, Cpl. Sonny Collins. Another vehicle came by, struck the rider, and fled the scene. The rider was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, with serious injuries.

Hours later, Highway Patrol said that rider died. the name of that person has not yet been released.

John P. Clarke has been arrested for leaving the scene of a collision involving death. He is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

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