Police make arrest in fatal August hit-and-run

Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 10:15 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead last month.

Daniel Villegas, 30, is charged with hit and run involving a death, according to jail records.

Police spokesman Harve Jacobs said investigators arrested Villegas Tuesday night in connection with an early-morning crash on Dorchester Road on Aug. 31.

The incident report states the victim’s wheelchair and backpack were found on the sidewalk at the scene of the crash. The wheelchair appeared to have sustained minimal damage, the report stated.

Officers went to the hospital to speak with the victim, but incident reports say the victim was in surgery and ultimately died.

Villegas was being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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