A Sharon man who celebrated his 19th birthday less than a week ago died Saturday after he was ejected from his car and struck by another vehicle, Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol said.
Police charged a Hickory Grove woman Sunday with driving away from the wreck that killed Richard Scott King, McDougald said.
King, of 3305 West McConnells Highway, was found on McConnells Highway and taken to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, where he died, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said.
King's birthday was Thursday. King's birth date originally provided by the state Highway Patrol incorrectly indicated that he was 20.
He was a senior at York Comprehensive High School where he played fullback and linebacker for the football team.
Around 7:15 p.m., King was driving a 1997 Dodge Neon east on S.C. 322, also known as McConnells Highway, when he struck a dog, lost control and struck a tree, McDougald said.
King, who was wearing a seat belt, was ejected back into the road. A vehicle traveling west struck him and left the scene, McDougald said.
Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, police arrested Karen Sims, 36, of 1372 Smithwood Lane, and charged her with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, McDougald said.
Sims was released from the Moss Justice Center in York Sunday on $30,000 bond.
The crash remains under investigation, McDougald said.
Saturday's fatality marked the second traffic-related death in two days in York County.
On Friday night, a 1999 Dodge pickup disregarded a stop sign on Reservation Road and S.C. 5 and collided with a Wal-Mart truck, Cpl. Kathy Hiles of the S.C. Highway Patrol said. That collision, which remains under investigation, killed 24-year-old Charles Mitchell Faulkenberry.