Woman denied bond in deadly hit-and-run of 18-year-old in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) : An arrest has been made in connection to the deadly hit-and-run of 18-year-old Elijah Major on Sha Ln. in Spartanburg County.

Casey Marie Schinestuhl, 24, of Spartanburg, was arrested and charged in connection to the incident. She is charged with hit and run leaving the scene with death, according to SCHP.

Schinestuhl was denied bond in court Saturday. It will be sent to circuit court for consideration there.

Casey Marie Schinestuhl (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office are investigating a death following a hit-and-run crash.

Troopers said they are investigating a crash that involved a pedestrian. The crash happened Friday around 5:30 a.m. on Sha Lane near US 221, according to SCHP.

An unknown vehicle was traveling west and struck a pedestrian. Troopers believe the suspect vehicle is a 2014-2018 black or dark-colored Nissan Sentra. The vehicle may have damage to the front end and the passenger side mirror.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as Elijah Major, 18, of Spartanburg. The coroner told us Major was on his way to work when he was hit.

The SCHP MAIT team is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact SCHP at 864-241-1000 or Crimestoppers.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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