Charleston chef killed in hit-and-run remembered as investigation continues

As Charleston police continue their investigation into the hit-and-run death of a 24-year-old woman on Blake Street on Thursday, more details about her life have surfaced.

Whitney Anne Jordan, 24, was a North Charleston native and worked the last four years as chef at The Alley in downtown Charleston, according to her obituary. She attended Stratford High School and Trident Technical College.

Jordan was a softball player and coach, the obituary said. She was also interested in the environment and contributed to a local community garden with Compost Rangers.

A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at The Alley, 131 Columbus St. from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, the obituary said.

No updates into the investigation were available as of Saturday evening, said Charles Francis, a police spokesman, in an email.

Police are asking for assistance in identifying the vehicle that struck Jordan, or its driver. Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty traffic investigator.

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