NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A witness told police he followed the suspect's vehicle after witnessing a hit-and-run Saturday night that left one person dead and the driver in custody.
According to an incident report from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, the witness said he saw incident while stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway.
The witness said he saw a vehicle swerve off the road to the right and, "strike an object which flew through the air," the report stated.
According to the witness, he could not see the object clearly and thought it was a street sign. It was when the suspect's vehicle went through the traffic light at the intersection that he was able to see heavy damage to the windshield on the passenger's side.
"He stated at this time he realized that the vehicle had struck a pedestrian," the report stated.
The witness followed the vehicle on S.C. 90 before losing sight of it south of the S.C. 90 and S.C. 57 intersection, the report stated. He went back to the scene and met with law enforcement.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler previously said the victim, Robert Woods, 41, of North Myrtle Beach, died as the result of multiple blunt-forced trauma.
Police eventually arrested Timothy Earl Drew, 29, of Wilmington, N.C., in Surfside Beach in connection with the hit-and-run.