Overnight crash claims life of Galivants Ferry woman, Conway girl taken to jail

jrodriguez@thesunnews.comJanuary 18, 2014 

A 17-year-old Conway girl was arrested Saturday for leaving the scene of an accident after South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said she tried to go around an ambulance that was responding to an earlier collision and struck and killed a 48-year-old Galivants Ferry woman.

Police claim Reanna Strickland was driving a 2002 Chevy south on Nichols Highway at about 2:30 a.m. when she approached a collision scene near the end of Buckle Berry Road. Strickland reportedly veered right to go around an ambulance and struck Brenda Cook who was near the scene, according to police. Cook was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Strickland was later located and taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Strickland has been charged with reckless homicide, death results within one year of obtaining a license caused by injury from a vehicle. hit and run, duties of a driver involved in an accident and property damage, according to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center website. No bail has been set.

Contact JASON M. RODRIGUEZ at 626-0301 or follow him at Twitter.com/TSN_jrodriguez.

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