Witnesses help troopers catch man involved in fatal hit-and-run

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — A driver has been charged after he hit and killed a motorcyclist in Greenville and drove away, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Road and White Horse Road, troopers say.

The Greenville County Coroner says the victim was 41-year-old Zachary Smith.

Smith was wearing a helmet, but was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The driver of the 2003 GMC SUV, Delfino Carpio, 50, was not hurt and he drove away after the crash.

The coroner says the SUV pulled out in front of the motorcycle and when Smith tried to swerve and miss it, he ended up hitting the SUV.

Corporal Bill Rhyne with the S.C. Highway Patrol said witnesses were able to help troopers describe the vehicle and Carpio was found an arrested a short time later.

Carpio was charged for not having a drivers license, leaving the scene with death and failure to yield right of way. He is booked at the Greenville Co. Detention Center.

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