Hit and run victim undergoes eighth surgery; SCHP searching for other driver

Hit and run victim undergoing eighth surgery; SCHP searching for other driver

A woman who was injured in a local hit and run is being treated at an Augusta hospital for various injuries, according to her sister.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol say the wreck occurred on October 11 around 12:50 a.m. A Dodge pickup truck and a moped collided on SC 277, two miles north of Columbia.

The impact of the crash ejected Cindy Latorre, the driver of the moped. The driver of the truck fled the scene.

According to her sister Diana Ortiz, Latorre is currently being treated at the Augusta Burn Center and is undergoing her eighth surgery. She is also on a respirator. Ortiz says the family expects more surgeries in the coming days.

The accident is under investigation by SCHP.

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