Arrest made in fatal hit and run

Arrest made in fatal hit and run

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Shawnt'a Smalls (Source: Facebook.com) Shawnt'a Smalls (Source: Facebook.com)
Michael Cornelius (Source: Aiken County Detention Center) Michael Cornelius (Source: Aiken County Detention Center)

The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that an arrest was made in a deadly hit and run in Aiken.

Police arrested 23 year-old Michael Anthony Cornelius of New Ellenton Saturday evening. Cornelius is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.

He is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center and is awaiting a bond hearing.

The coroner says that Shawnt'a Smalls was walking on Whiskey road from a friend's house toward her family's home when she was hit by a late model Chevrolet vehicle. According to the coroner, the vehicle failed to stop upon impact and the driver has not been identified.

The incident is still being investigated by MAIT and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

 

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