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18-year-old driver surrenders in West Ashley fatal hit and run accident

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18-year-old Daniel Shirley of Hollywood, SC surrendered to deputies Tuesday morning 18-year-old Daniel Shirley of Hollywood, SC surrendered to deputies Tuesday morning
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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Daniel Shirley of Hollywood, SC surrendered to deputies Tuesday morning after his involvement in the fatal hit and run on Ashley River Road Sunday.

The auto-pedestrian accident on Ashley River Road killed 22-year-old Forrest Carlton early Sunday morning. Carlton lived in a group home for people with intellectual disabilities.

The home is less than half a mile from the scene of the crime, nobody at the home wanted to speak to News 2 Tuesday. Instead the South Carolina Mentor program who runs the home spoke vaguely about their policy, saying a staff member would be at home during all hours of the day but staff members are only assigned to residents based on their needs.

Monday afternoon deputies found the car that's believed to have hit Carlton between Planview Drive and Parsonage.

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The suspect's vehicle was located at the Middleton Cove Apartments at 2247 Ashley River Road with a tan automobile cover over it. The vehicle is a black Dodge Charger with severe front end damage. The vehicle was towed to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office where it will be processed.

According to Major Eric Watson, deputies responded around 3 a.m. Sunday, after receiving a call from a concerned driver, who reportedly saw a man lying on the right side of the northbound shoulder. Carlton was transported to MUSC where he later died.

News 2 found Shirley was charged with possession of marijuana and an open container less than two days before this collision.

According to investigators, the suspect's vehicle departed the area without providing any assistance to the victim or information.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is ask to call the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at (843) 202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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