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  • Kaley Lawrimore

CCU student hit by car

Conway, S.C. (The Chanticleer) – A woman was hit by a car on SC-544 on Saturday, Aug. 19, according to Selena Small with the Conway Police Department.

Small said the woman was transported to a hospital and admitted for her injuries.

The wreck is still under investigation at this time.

CCU Associate Vice President for University Communication Martha Hunn said a 20-year-old CCU student was the person hit.

In October 2016, a CCU student, 19-year-old Ryan Bielawa, was hit and killed while crossing SC-544 near the Monarch Apartments. Edward Washington, 31, of Conway, was charged with felony DUI and hit and run resulting in death in connection to that wreck.

In September 2013, another CCU student, 18-year-old Elizabeth Gorshack, was hit and killed while walking across SC-544 between Elvington Road and Cox Ferry Road. Julian Delvasto, 19, was charged with reckless homicide and hit and run resulting in death in connection to that wreck.

A poll on The Chanticleer’s Twitter asked, “In less than a year, two people have been hit on 544 near the University, one fatally. Do you think a pedestrian bridge should be installed?” Fourty-four people have voted; 88 percent said “yes," 12 percent said “it wouldn’t help” and no one said "no."

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