Man charged following deadly hit-and-run crash on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach

Man charged following deadly hit-and-run crash on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach
Angel Romero Tomas (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – One man is in custody following a hit-and-run crash Monday in North Myrtle Beach that left one person dead and another injured, officials say.

According to city spokesperson Pat Dowling, Angel Romero Tomas was taken into custody in connection with the crash.

Online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center state the 20-year-old was booked at 7:53 p.m. Monday on charges of hit and run in an accident with death, hit and run in an accident with great bodily injury, and failure to yield the right of way.

Tomas remains in jail Tuesday afternoon under no bond, according to jail records.

Dowling said the crash involved an SUV and a motorcycle. It happened by the Krispy Kreme location on U.S. 17 early Monday evening.

A report from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety stated the suspect turned in front of the victims' motorcycle. After the collision, he then allegedly drove north on U.S. 17, turning down 13th Avenue South and then circling around the block. Authorities said Tomas eventually left the vehicle in front of the Cherry Grove Commons complex and ran.

According to the report, the suspect later turned himself in to authorities.

Dowling said a man and a woman on the motorcycle were taken to the hospital with level one traumas. One of the victims later died from their injuries, he added.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time.

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