SCHP: North Charleston man arrested after fatal hit and run

Local News

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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Join our daily newsletter!

Click for latest news and information

2021 Hurricane Ready Guide