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Suspect arrested in Conway fatal hit-and-run crash

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Source: Conway Police Source: Conway Police
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The man wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Conway was arrested on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by the Conway Police Department and the South Carolina Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

Corey Devon Long, a 23-year-old man from Conway, is charged with one count of hit and run, duties of a driver involved in an accident with death, according to a news release from the Conway Police Department. Long is currently awaiting a bond hearing at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway.

Police say Long fled on foot after a head-on two-car collision on Highway 701 in Conway that claimed the life of the other driver early Wednesday morning. 

Conway Police officers responded to the scene of the crash at the 3400 block of Hwy. 701 at about 1:10 a.m. on June 24, 2015. Brittany Renae Custer, a 24-year-old woman from Myrtle Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick. 

Police determined that Long, who was driving a silver 2007 Jeep Compass, left the scene on foot after the collision.

"You just never know when you talk to somebody that's going to be the last time you talk to them," said Kristina Gardner, Brittany's mother. "It just really hurts. It just breaks my heart because I want my daughter back."

Brittany's boyfriend, Terry Adams, and their 13-month-old daughter, Leeloominai Adams, were awaiting Brittany's arrival after a late shift at work when the accident happened.

"The last time I talked to her was 1:06 like 30 seconds before she got killed," Terry Adams said. "The last words she told me was like. 'Yea, I love y'all. Give my daughter a kiss and I'll be there in a few minutes.' So I was expecting to see her in a few minutes. And the next thing you know somebody came and took her life and they ran."

Brittany's loved ones say they're heartbroken, but their hearts are especially aching for the baby who has now lost her mother.

"Holidays, at Christmas you know her mommy's not going to be there," Gardner said. "Her next birthday. Every birthday."

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