- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

OKATIE, S.C. (AP) - A highway construction worker has been killed in a hit and run in Beaufort County.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported (http://bit.ly/1wtGZEK) that 53-year-old Barry Asbury of Vance was struck and killed shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday on state Highway 170.

Asbury was working with a paving crew on the road in Okatie when he was struck by a car.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly says 27-year-old Nicole McGuire of Beaufort has been charged with leaving the scene of a wreck and felony driving under the influence resulting in a death.

It was not clear if McGuire has an attorney.

Sheriff P.J. Tanner says his deputies will work with the Highway Patrol to increase the law enforcement presence in construction areas.


Information from: The Island Packet, http://www.islandpacket.com



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