Florence woman confronting burglar is run down

Associated Press

FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence police say a 74-year-old Florence woman was the victim of a hit-and-run after confronting someone who was trying to steal items from her property.

Police tell area media outlets that Martha Day Grainger returned to her home late Monday afternoon to find someone trying to steal her property.

When she confronted the person, the suspect, who was driving a green van, ran her down while making an escape. Grainger died the next day at a hospital.

Police are still searching for the driver.