Authorities add new charge to man accused in fatal Folly Beach hit-and-run

Published: Sep. 4, 2014 at 8:38 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2014 at 8:48 PM EDT
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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - A 31-year-old man accused in a fatal hit-and-run faces an additional charge for the Folly Beach incident.

Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged 31-year-old Andrew Lanzaro on Thursday with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury or death for the hit-and-run that happened on West Ashley Avenue and 3rd Street on Aug. 30. A bond hearing is set for Friday night.

Lanzaro has already been charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury in connection to the incident that took the life of 29-year-old Justin Plumlee.

Officials with the sheriff's office say a traffic unit responded to West Ashley Avenue around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 30 to investigate a report of a hit-and-run involving a car and two pedestrians.

Deputies say the two pedestrians were walking down West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd street when a 2004 Honda CRV swerved off the road and struck them both; Plumlee later died at the hospital, the second victim was also transported to the hospital and has been discharged.

According to investigators, the driver, Lanzaro, then fled from the scene and was later arrested the same morning.

Deputies say Lanzaro's car was located by the Folly beach Police Department at his home.

The vehicle had severe front end damage to the windshield and to the drivers side headlight, according to deputies.

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