Coroner identifies 30-year-old man killed in Stono Bridge hit-and-run

Friend turns in suspect in deadly hit and run
Evan Lampkin has been charged in the fatal hit-and-run. (Source: CCDC)
Evan Lampkin has been charged in the fatal hit-and-run. (Source: CCDC)

JOHNS ISLAND, SC - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified a 30-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run on the Stono Bridge.

Authorities say Edward Mullan IV died on the scene as a result of blunt force trauma.

Charleston police have charged 29-year-old Evan Lampkin for the Thursday night incident.

Lampkin was booked at the Charleston County Detention Center at 3:01 a.m. on charges of felony DUI, reckless homicide, and leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death. His bond was set Friday at $100,000. 

Emergency officials responded to a hit-and-run involving a bicyclist who was struck and killed on the Stono Bridge just before 10 p.m.

Police say Lampkin left the scene and went to a friend's house, where he told his friend what happened. The friend then drove to the Stono Bridge to tell authorities what he learned. 

Lampkin was reportedly arrested at his friend's house and transported to the police headquarters where he was later charged. 

This incident marks the second straight day a bicyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in the Charleston area. 

Officials say 46-year-old Jathon Bellamy III, of Goose Creek, was struck by an unknown vehicle in the area of Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive Wednesday shortly after 11 p.m.

North Charleston police are asking for the public's help in gathering information on the fatal incident. 
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