An 18-year-old faces up to 25 years in prison for killing a moped driver then fleeing the scene of the crash, police say.
South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers charged Ashlee Lucille Benedetti, of Conway, with hit-and-run involving death, Cpl. Sonny Collins said. She was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Saturday afternoon. Bail was set at $50,000, according to jail records.
The wreck happened around 10:40 p.m. Thursday on a ramp from S.C. 544 to S.C. 31. Ronald Wise was driving his moped when a vehicle crashed into him. Benedetti fled the area following the crash, investigators said.
Wise, 37, died at the scene from multiple traumas.
Hit-and-run involving death is punishable by one to 25 years in prison.