Beech Island man dies in hit-and-run

A Beech Island man giving a lift to a stranded motorist was killed in a Saturday morning hit-and-run.

Robert Brooks, 48, was giving a ride to Kathrine Bentley, of Windsor, who had run out of gas, when his scooter was struck from behind by a late-model Kia Sportage, a police report said.

Bentley was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center by ambulance. Brooks died at the hospital around 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

The highway patrol said the driver of the Kia, Sandra Hun­ting­ton, 39, was arrested at her Beech Island home around 2:45 p.m. Saturday and charged with two counts of leaving the scene.

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