CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCNC) -- Troopers in Chester County have obtained warrants for the arrested of the man they believe is responsible for the death of a North Carolina woman Monday on I-77. Stevie Wolfe Breland, 67, of Charleston, has been identified by authorities as the driver of a purple truck that fled the scene of the accident Monday.
Officials say that Breland is currently in the Charleston County Detention Center on charges unrelated to the accident.
An overturned 2000 Ford Explorer became a crime scene early Monday morning after the other vehicle involved in the crash drove away.
"The information we're putting out now is the other vehicle appears to be a tractor trailer, possibly pulling a flatbed, purple in color," said Lance Corporal Gary Miller with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Miller said investigators believe the truck ran off the right side of I-77 north after the collision near mile marker 59 just after 3 a.m. The Chester County Coroner's Office said 49-year-old Flora M. Ellenburg of Salisbury was the victim in the early morning crash. The coroner's office said Ellenburg was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the SUV.
"At this point in time, we're working for the families, and it's our job to do everything we can do to get to the bottom of the investigation and get the truth for everybody involved," said Miller.