Woman killed in hit-and-run on Hilton Head Island identified - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

SCHP investigates fatal hit-and-run on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County coroner has released the identity of a body found on Hilton Head Island early Sunday morning.

Officials say 34-year-old Jenny Mercer of Hilton Head was found dead at about 3 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Cordillo Parkway and South Forest Beach Drive near Sea Pines Plantation. The area, a busy intersection, is a popular walking and biking spot.

According to the Beaufort County coroner, it appears Mercer was the victim of a hit-and-run.

"People are so distracted, people who are on vacation, even people who live here don't recognize runners, bikers, walkers. It's dangerous," said Paul Heitmann.

Mercer's body was transported to the medical examiner's office in Charleston for an autopsy. No information on the vehicle that hit Mercer has been released at this time.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

If you have any information about this collision or about the vehicle of interest, contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 803.896.9621 or 800.768.1506, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 888.CRIME.SC.

Copyright 2013 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Helping others have a nice Thanksgiving meal

    Helping others have a nice Thanksgiving meal

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:35 AM EST2017-11-21 15:35:40 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and eat a nice, hot homecooked meal. But for some, that may not be an option. Here are a few ways you can help the less fortunate have a nice Thanksgiving meal.

    More >>

    Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and eat a nice, hot homecooked meal. But for some, that may not be an option. Here are a few ways you can help the less fortunate have a nice Thanksgiving meal.

    More >>
  • Top Chef Junior is casting soon

    Top Chef Junior is casting soon

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:46 AM EST2017-11-21 15:46:41 GMT
    (Source: Top Chef)(Source: Top Chef)

    The Emmy Award-winning producers of Top Chef are now casting Season 2 of Top Chef Junior, in Atlanta. 

    More >>

    The Emmy Award-winning producers of Top Chef are now casting Season 2 of Top Chef Junior, in Atlanta. 

    More >>
  • Douglas sells ornaments as fundraiser

    Douglas sells ornaments as fundraiser

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:30 AM EST2017-11-21 15:30:01 GMT
    (Source: City of Douglas)(Source: City of Douglas)

    The ornaments are being sold for $20.00 each, and proceeds collected from the ornaments will be used to purchase toys for the annual toy drive.  

    More >>

    The ornaments are being sold for $20.00 each, and proceeds collected from the ornaments will be used to purchase toys for the annual toy drive.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly