UPDATE: South Carolina Highway Patrol said a woman has been arrested after a bicyclist died following a hit and run crash Saturday morning.
Samantha Rodriguez, 25, Taylor was charged with felony leaving the scene of a crash involving death and not having a South Carolina Driver’s License, troopers said.
On Monday, Rodriguez appeared before a judge for the first time since the arrest.
Investigators said she was from Honduras and added they believed she was a flight risk.
Both state investigators and family members of the victim asked Judge Hudson to deny the Rodriguez’s bond.
Judge Hudson denied bond for Rodriguez for her charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, but set a personal recognizance bond for her charge of driving without a license.
That charge has since been released.
Rodriguez is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center where she’ll remain until she eventually is set to appear before a circuit court judge.
Late Monday afternoon the Greenville County Coroner’s Office released Jeter’s autopsy results identifying the cause of death as ‘multiple blunt force injuries.’
Coroner Kent Dill said Jeter’s body will next be sent for a toxicology report.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Highway Patrol said a bicyclist has died after a hit and run early Saturday morning.
The crash happened at 2:40 a.m. on SC Highway 183 near Montgomery Avenue.
According to SCHP, an unknown vehicle was traveling north on US 183 while a bicyclist was traveling east across SC 183 from Montgomery Avenue.
The bicyclist failed to yield the right of way and was hit by the unknown vehicle, troopers said. The unknown vehicle left the scene.
The bicyclist was taken to the hospital where they died.
The Greenville County Coroner later identified the biker as Marion Anderson Jeter, 72, of Greenville.
The SCHP is now looking for a white vehicle that will possibly have damage to the left front hood and fender.
South Carolina Highway Patrol and the MAIT unit are investigating the crash.