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Bond set for man who struck woman in hit-and-run; CPD seeks second driver

Bond set for man who struck woman in hit-and-run; CPD seeks second driver

A $100,000 bond has been set for the driver who fatally struck a woman, but authorities are still searching for a second driver.

William Washington, 72, appeared before a judge on Saturday morning in Columbia. He is charged with felony hit-and-run and failure to render aid and providing information.

On Thursday evening, a GMC Yukon struck a moped on the 3400 block of Two Notch Road, ejecting a 54-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman. The driver fled the scene.

According to the Columbia Police Department, Washington then drove his silver Oldsmobile through the scene, running over the woman. Washington then left the scene.

The victim died due to her injuries. The Richland County Coroner's Office will release the identity Saturday afternoon.

CPD is still searching for the driver of the GMC Yukon. Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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