Victim dies of injuries from North Charleston hit-and-run

Alvaro Zuniga-Rivas
Alvaro Zuniga-Rivas

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Dorchester County Coroner's Office say one of the seven pedestrians struck by a vehicle in North Charleston has died from his injuries.

According to the coroner's office, 23-year-old Jorge Luis Martinez died from multiple blunt force trauma.

Martinez was one of seven people struck by a car outside a North Charleston bar on Dec. 15.

Dorchester County deputies and North Charleston police arrested 22-year-old Alvaro Zuniga-Rivas after he was connected to the hit-and-run incident outside Bryndis Discotheque and Bar, located at 3630 Ashley Phosphate Road.

Deputies said they responded to the club a little after 12 a.m. Saturday morning to find seven people were struck by a vehicle.  Investigators were told by witnesses that Zunigas-Rivas backed his vehicle out before slamming on the gas and driving into the crowd of people.

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