Sumter Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run

11:26 AM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
Tyrone Dennis
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Sumter, SC (WLTX)-  A 25 year old Sumter man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit and run collision that occurred Friday night, according to the Sumter Police Department

Tyrone Willie Dennis turned himself into law enforcement early this morning and was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

The incident occurred just after 9 pm on Broad Street between Milton Road and Carolina Avenue.  Isabelle Shannon,54, of Sumter was struck by a vehicle Dennis was driving as she stood by her disabled vehicle in the roadway. Dennis's vehicle also struck Shannon's vehicle and another vehicle that had stopped to assist Shannon. Dennis got out of his vehicle and fled the scene.

Shannon died at the scene from injuries sustained from the collision.

Officers investigating the incident identified Dennis as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant. After attempting to locate the suspect, Dennis turned himself into law enforcement early Saturday morning.

Dennis is currently being held at the Sumter Lee Regional Detention Center pending a bond hearing on the charges which is scheduled for Monday.

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