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Hit-and-run kills pedestrian

A 48-year-old Lexington County man was struck in a hit-and-run incident and killed over the weekend.

Aaron Tyrone McGlon, of Lexington, was crossing the 4300 block of U.S. 1 at Oak Drive Saturday around 6 p.m. – just after sunset – when he was struck by a light-colored sedan, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Coroner’s office.

McGlon suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene, coroner Harry Harman said in a press release.

The car that struck McGlon was possibly an early- to mid-1990s Cadillac headed north on U.S. 1, which is locally known as the Augusta Road, said patrol Lance Corporal Brent Kelly.

“It fled the scene and continued traveling toward West Columbia,” Kelly said.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating.


Separate car crashes send 2 men to hospital

Two single-car accidents Friday in Ridgeland sent two people to the hospital, one of whom is in critical condition.

Milton Leroy Tyson, 48, of Ridgeland remained in critical condition Saturday after a crash on Frontage Road, according to a news release from Cpl. Tim East of the Ridgeland Police Department.

Tyson was driving southbound in a 2003 Ford Focus at 6:40 p.m. Friday when he drove off the right shoulder, over-corrected and struck a tree off the left shoulder, according to the release.

Tyson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, the release said. He was flown to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

The crash is being investigated by Ridgeland Police.

The other crash injured a 25-year-old Marion man.

Marcus Dale Fladger was driving north on Interstate 95 in a 2002 Ford pickup at about 4 p.m. when he lost control near the 22-mile marker, according to the release.

Fladger’s truck hit the median guardrail, then crossed back across the northbound lanes and struck a tree.

Fladger also was flown to Memorial University Medical Center, according to the news release.


Trial of man accused in restaurant killing to start Monday

The trial for a 25-year-old Beaufort man accused of a fatal shooting in a Subway restaurant is scheduled to begin Monday.

Rajerick Lovell Knight faces a charge of murder and one count of possessing a weapon during a violent crime. He allegedly walked into the sandwich shop on July 26, 2011, and opened fire on Travis Sentell Holmes with a .40 caliber handgun.

Holmes, who was 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified Knight and issued warrants for his arrest a day after the shooting. He was arrested by U.S. marshals in Jacksonville, Fla., on July 29, 2011.

The murder warrant says the shooting was recorded on surveillance camera, and Knight was identified by witnesses in a photo lineup.

Knight has remained in the Beaufort County Detention Center since he was extradited from Florida and was denied bond in S.C. Magistrate Court, according to court records.

Jury selection and pretrial hearings are scheduled for Monday in Beaufort County General Sessions, according to 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone.

North Carolina


NC man found hurt inside wrecked car by passers-by

State troopers say a Raleigh man thrown from his car after an accident crawled inside the wreck and kept himself warm before passers-by found him.

WRAL-TV reports passers-by called 911 Saturday morning after finding the wreck in north Raleigh. They found a man alone in the car and wrapped their coats and blankets around him until emergency personnel arrived. Troopers said the man, identified as Ryan Truelove, couldn’t tell them exactly when or how the wreck happened. However, troopers believe he had been outside for several hours.

The patrol said Truelove suffered extensive injuries when he was ejected from the car, but his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.


Man dies in early Sunday wreck

One man was killed and three others injured in a single-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning that the N.C. Highway Patrol said was caused by alcohol and reckless driving.

The driver of a GMC sport utility vehicle vehicle crossed the center line at about 1:02 a.m. and went off the road on the left, went back across the road, hit a ditch, then a tree and struck a fence before over turning and stopping upside down on its roof, said W.S. Steele, communications supervisor with the Highway Patrol.

Billy Dean Morton, 33, of Eden, died at the scene of the crash, Steele said. He was sitting in the left back passenger seat and was not wearing his seatbelt.

The three others in the SUV were taken to the hospital for their injuries. The incident report was unclear about the severity of their injuries.

It did not say if the driver was speeding, Steele said.

The name of the driver was not listed. It was not clear if charges are pending against the driver.

From wire reports