Coroner identifies victim in fatal Florence hit-and-run

Coroner identifies victim in fatal Florence hit-and-run

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - One man is dead after a hit-and-run along Highway 301.

On Friday night, troopers said a person riding a bike was hit by a Chevy truck heading south along the Highway.

Investigators said shortly after the incident they arrested and charged 41-year-old Christopher Deas with felony D.U.I. and leaving the scene of a death.

The Florence County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 52-year-old Brian Romanelli of Norwood Massachusetts, and said he died shortly after 10 p.m. at a local hospital.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating this accident.

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