The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a New Ellenton man has been charged in Friday’s fatal hit-and-run in Aiken County.
Michael Anthony Cornelius, 23, has been charged with leaving the scene of a collision involving death and is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center, Cpl. Sonny Collins said.
According to a statement from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Shawnt’a Smalls, 27, of Aiken, was walking near 4501 Whiskey Road when she was struck by what appeared to be a late-model Chevrolet. The incident is believed to have taken place between 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team will continue to investigate, Collins said.