N.Y. teen indicted in fatal hit-and-run crash death of CCU student

troot@thesunnews.comApril 3, 2013 

— An Horry County grand jury indicted a New York man on a charge stemming from a crash that killed a Coastal Carolina University student last year, according to court records.

Julian Alexander Delvasto, 19, of Syosset, N.Y., is indicted on the charge leaving the scene of an accident with death results, according to indictments released Tuesday.

Delvasto was arrested early Sept. 7 and released the following day on $100,000 bail, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. At the time of his arrest he was charged with hit and run with a death and reckless homicide.

Elizabeth Paola Gorshack, 18, a freshman from Warwick, N.Y., was killed around 12:18 a.m. Sept. 7, after being struck by a car on S.C. 544 near Ace University Bookstore, according to authorities. An autopsy showed she died from head trauma.

Police said Gorshack was struck by a 2006 Toyota that was traveling west on S.C. 544 and driven by Delvasto, who left the scene, but was found a short time later. He was not hurt.

Gorshack had recently graduated from S.S. Seward Institute, where she had excelled as a softball player for the school before attending CCU.

According to a check with the State Law Enforcement Division, Delvasto has no prior criminal record in South Carolina.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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