Woman involved in hit-and-run moped collision has died

The female involved in a moped accident on Thursday, has died as a result of her injuries, according to a Columbia Police Department report. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is expected to  announce the name of the woman, Saturday.

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Officers with the Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit are investigating a life-threatening hit and run incident involving a moped.

Two passengers (54-year-old male and 58-year-old female) were hit from behind by a vehicle, possibly a dark GMC Yukon shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3400 block of Two Notch Road.

The suspect driver and/or passengers did not stop or render aid to the victims.

After the initial collision, which caused both victims to be ejected from the moped, another vehicle, possibly a silver older model Oldsmobile ran over the female, causing life-threatening injuries. The vehicle then left the scene. This vehicle may be missing front hubcaps.

The male victim was not seriously injured. Citizens with information about the crime are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers in any ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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