NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit and run collision that temporarily closed all lanes on I-26 E between E. Montague and Dorchester Rd. early Monday morning.
According to Troopers, the collision occurred on I-26 E around Exit 214 at 12:55 a.m. Monday morning.
A Kia SUV and a Porsche SUV were traveling east on I-26 when the vehicles collided, said Troopers. The driver and passenger of the Kia SUV were transported to a nearby hospital where the driver later died. The driver of the Porsche SUV is unknown as they fled the scene on foot, said officials.
Officials had all lanes of I-26 E closed for several hours while they investigated the collision.
Lanes reopened just after 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.
The driver of the Porsche was identified as Xavier Rosado (26) of North Charleston. He is facing charges of reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a collision involving death, and leaving the scene of a collision involving bodily injury.
The crash remains under investigation by the SCHP.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.