A person killed in a hit-and-run on Folly Beach early Saturday has been identified as a 29-year-old North Carolina man, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office.
The man, identified as Justin Plumlee, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, said Kimberly Rhoton of the Charleston County Coroner's Office. Plumlee was one of two people struck in a hit-and-run on Folly Beach early Saturday.
Deputies upgraded one of the charges against Andrew Robert Lanzaro to reckless homicide, Maj. Eric Watson said. His bail was set at $300,000 Sunday morning.
Lanzaro, 30, was initially charged Saturday with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury after deputies said they found a damaged vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle at his house.
The incident happened about 2:15 a.m. when two people walking on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets were struck by a 2004 Honda CRV that swerved off the road, struck them both and kept going, Watson said.
Both victims were taken to the hospital. Plumlee later died from his injuries. The other victim's condition was not immediately known Sunday afternoon.
Deputies arrested Lanzaro at his Roper Road home about 11 a.m. Saturday after Folly Beach officers found a vehicle with severe damage to its windshield and left, front headlight, Watson said. Police upgraded Lanzaro's charge Sunday following Plumlee's death.
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