Hilton Head Island woman killed in early morning hit-and-run crash

info@islandpacket.comNovember 3, 2013 

A Hilton Head Island woman was struck and killed in an early morning hit-and-run crash Sunday, according to a report from the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The woman was struck by an unknown vehicle while she was walking in the roadway of South Forest Beach Drive near Bayberry Lane at 3:09 a.m., the report said. The woman was identified as 34-year-old Jenny Mercer of Hilton Head by Beaufort County Deputy Coroner Tim Wolf.

Mercer was wearing dark-colored clothing when she was hit, the report said.

No information was available on the vehicle that struck Mercer. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on South Forest Beach Drive when it hit her, the report said.


Jack Daly, president, South Forest Beach Owners Association on road safety needs

Some Hilton Head Island homeowners have renewed calls for safety improvements along South Forest Beach Drive in light of Sunday's fatal hit-and-run. Jack Daly, president of the South Forest Beach Owners Association, discusses the difficulty of trying to cross the busy, unlit roadway. Video by reporter Tom Barton

Bill Harkins, Hilton Head Island town councilman, on South Forest Beach Drive safety improvements

Hilton Head Island Town Councilman Bill Harkins, who sits on council's Public Safety Committee, said more details of an Oct. 3, 2013, fatal hit-and-run on South Forest Beach Drive are needed before town and state officials can properly assess what, if any, safety improvements are needed along the roadway. Video by reporter Tom Barton

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