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Troopers charge Georgetown man in hit-and-run that killed Conway woman

Police have charged one man in a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman Sunday and are looking for the driver of another vehicle also believed to have hit the victim.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol said police arrested Terry Bryant, 24, of Georgetown, around 6 p.m. Monday after he agreed to meet officers at the Georgetown jail.

Bryant is charged with leaving the scene of a collision involving death.

"We knew the vehicle we were looking for and we were able to narrow it down," Collins said of how troopers managed to locate and contact Bryant. He couldn't be sure whether tips from the public helped lead officers to the suspect.

Bryant is accused in the death of Tony Montondo, who was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m. Sunday.

Montondo had crashed her 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe into a tree around 2 a.m. after she disregarded a stop sign at U.S. 701 and Exodus Drive, state troopers said. The incident occurred in front of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church in the Yauhannah community, Johnson said.

She was standing near her vehicle when she was struck on the side of the road, according to Collins.

Highway patrol investigators later determined the vehicle involved likely was a blue Chevrolet 4x4 with extensive damage to its front end and windshield. On Monday, Collins said evidence collected from the scene supported a vehicle Bryant was driving as the suspected vehicle.

Collins also said investigators have determined that another vehicle, also believed to have struck Montondo, was possibly a General Motors pickup, van or sport utility vehicle.

"We found evidence to suggest that possibly two vehicles struck her," Collins said.

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