24-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run


A 24-year-old woman was killed when she was hit while walking on Patriot Parkway about 3:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker identified the deceased as Cherie Danielle Wingate of Sumter.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones, Wingate was walking southbound in the roadway when she was struck by a 2007 Nissan four-door.

The driver, identified as Troy Jerome Hunter, 29, of 4595 Chanson Lane, fled the scene after the collision.

He was later apprehended and charged with fleeing the scene of a collision causing death, Jones said.

Hunter was transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center where he remains, pending a bond hearing.