A 68-year-old man has been identified as the victim in an apparent hit and run last week.
T. J. Tyler of Columbia died at the scene Thursday in the 6000 block of Farrow Road after being struck around 5 a.m. by a vehicle, Richland County coroner Gary Watts said in a news release. The vehicle left the scene after the incident.
Bettika Tuwana Salley, 25, was arrested later Thursday and charged with felony DUI resulting in death, hit and run with death and failure to render aid. Columbia Police accuse the suspect of hitting Tyler at Farrow Road and Broadland Avenue.
Police investigators found the car Thursday that the suspect is accused of driving at an apartment complex near the crash scene, police said.
An autopsy indicated that Tyler died from blunt trauma of the head and chest, Watts said.
The Columbia Police Department is investigating.