Two people killed by hit-and-run drivers in Aiken County

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Two people are dead in unrelated hit-and-run incidents along the highways.

According to the Aiken County Corner’s Office, Irma V. Soto and her fiancĂ© were driving along Edgefield Hwy. on Friday, Oct. 9, when at about 10:59 p.m. they got off their truck at the 1400 block, near Sassafras Rd, to move an item that had fallen off their vehicle.

It was then that a southbound sedan hit Soto and kept going without stopping.

Soto, 48, of Aiken was pronounced dead at the scene by the corner at 12:10 a.m.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for any information about the driver, who was possibly in a Nissan. Officers don’t have information about the model or color but they say the vehicle should have damages to its hood and the passenger side.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 843-953-6010 or 1-800-768-1507, or Crime Stoppers at 888-274-6372.

A second hit-and-run, unrelated to Soto’s death, happened in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 10.

The corner’s office was called to Jefferson Davis Hwy. at Buena Vista Ave. in North Augusta after a passerby found the body of a man on the shoulder of the road.

According to the corner’s office, Christopher L. Bovian, 30, of Augusta, was walking south on the shoulder along Jefferson Davis Hwy when a southbound vehicle hit him and left the scene.

Bovian was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries at 1:25 a.m.

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