Woman killed in hit-and-run in Aiken County


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — A woman was killed on Edgefield Highway following a hit-and-run Friday night.

Authorities say just before 11 p.m. in 1400 block of Edgefield Hwy 48-year-old Irma V. Soto, along with her fiance, were moving an item out of the road that fallen off their truck.

A car struck Soto and continued without stopping. She sustained blunt force injuries and died at the scene. An autopsy will be performed in Newbery.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a Nissan with damage to the hood and passenger side. The model and color of the vehicle are unknown, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The vehicle was last seen heading south on Edgefield Hwy toward Aiken.

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