Man arrested, victim ID’d after deadly hit-and-run in Laurens Co.

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LAURENS Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A man has been arrested after a hit-and-run crash that claimed a pedestrian’s life.

The crash happened around 10:15 p.m. Thursday Nov. 2 on Highway 76 at Holly Grove Church Road in Laurens.

Corporal Bill Rhyne with the S.C. Highway Patrol said a person was hit by a vehicle traveling west. That’s also the direction the person was headed at the time of the crash.

Rhyne said the victim died at the scene of the crash.

That victim has been identified as 55-year-old Timothy Smith.

The driver left the scene in a 2011 – 2014 Hyundai Sonata.

The driver has been identified as Tevin Fitzgerald Boyd.

He was charged with driving a vehicle at greater speed than is reasonable under condition and hit-and-run.

The Highway Patrol MAIT team is investigating the crash.