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Pickens County Man Sentenced In Deadly Hit And Run

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Rufus Raiden III Was Convicted In A Deadly Hit & Run Rufus Raiden III Was Convicted In A Deadly Hit & Run
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. - A jury found Rufus Raiden III guilty in a deadly hit and run. The judge sentenced Raiden to 25 years in prison. He must serve 85% of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Evidence at the trial showed that on December 10, 2011 Raiden's truck crossed the center line and hit a Chevrolet cavalier. The driver of that car, Ryan Crane, died as a result of that crash.

Prosecutors say Raiden ran from the scene without calling emergency personnel or stopping to help Crane. Officers arrested Raiden about 24 hours later at a bus station in Columbia. They say he was trying to flee to California.
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