70-year-old woman killed in hit and run accident in Sumter

Sumter Police report a 70-year-old woman was killed Thursday morning, after being struck by an unidentified vehicle.

SUMTER, SC (WACH) - A 70-year-old woman was killed this morning in Sumter after being struck by a vehicle, according to the Sumter Police Dpeartment

The Sumter Police Department is investigating the hit and run, which occurred Thursday around 7:30 a.m. on Calhoun Street near Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses told police the pedestrian, a 70-year-old female, was crossing Calhoun Street toward the hospital when she was struck by a dark colored vehicle, which was traveling eastbound on Calhoun. Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle did not stop and left the scene of the accident.

The victim was taken to Tuomeyâ??s Emergency Room where she died from injuries sustained from the accident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or CrimeStoppers at (803) 436-2718. You may remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.