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Suspect located in Claypond Road hit and run

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF ) - A 56-year-old man has been identified as the suspect who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident on Claypond Road and Arrowhead Boulevard Thursday evening. SC state troopers say as of Friday evening, he has not been charged.

Troopers continued to investigate during the day Friday.  They were out at the location surveying the scene, taking pictures, marking the road, and, according to Cpl. Sunny Collins, testing to see whether alcohol played a factor.

The crash happened just after 8 p.m. Thursday. State troopers say the man was traveling north on Claypond Road in a 1995 Chevy Sport Utility when he turned left onto Arrowhead Boulevard and struck a 23-year-old woman who was traveling south on a moped.

The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where conflicting identification information won't allow us to report her condition.

In the meantime, folks who live and work nearby say the intersection and Claypond Road in general are just too dangerous. In 2011, a traffic study found 21 accidents on the narrow road in a three-year period, prompting a traffic light at Claypond and George Bishop Parkway.  Some say they've personally seen several accidents on the he road.

"There was a pretty heavy rear-end about 6:30 one night when I was working late and the whole building shook, and I thought 'What in the world!'" says Grant Morgan, a man who works in an office building at the intersection. "I got up and there were two cars, one behind each other that hit."

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