36-year-old Conway woman killed in hit-and-run

Officials are searching for the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a 36-year-old Conway woman who was standing near the side of the road in Georgetown County early Sunday morning after she crashed her vehicle.

Toni Montondo was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:25 a.m., Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson said.

The victim crashed her 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe into a tree around 2 a.m. after disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. 701 and Exodus Drive, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The incident occurred in front of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church in the Yauhannah community, Johnson said.

The victim was standing near the vehicle when she was struck by another vehicle and killed, Collins said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman left the scene, Collins said.

The highway patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the crash and hopes to learn what type of vehicle struck the woman and the exact location of the victim when she was struck, Collins said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday, Johnson said.

Officials said Sunday that the vehicle they are looking for is possibly a blue Chevrolet 4x4 with extensive damage to the front of the vehicle and its windshield.