Family: King St. hit and run victim dies

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The victim of a September hit and run on King Street has died months after being transferred to a long-term care facility where her family hoped she would recover from her injuries.

Sharline James was struck while crossing the intersection of King and Simons Streets on Sept. 19, Charleston Police said.

Randolph Brown, James' uncle, said James died Thursday night.

Police found the car involved in the incident, a Dodge Challenger, a few days later, but no arrests were made. Police have not revealed how or where the vehicle was found, saying the release of that information would harm their investigation.

James' daughter, Sierra Scott, said her mother suffered serious head injuries and had multiple surgeries since the incident. In October, her family said James' condition had worsened from serious to critical.

She was transferred to a long-term care facility to continue her recovery in November.

Anyone with information on the incident should call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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