A 25-year-old Hollywood woman died early Saturday after being ejected from a vehicle she was thought to be driving, according to a news release from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Charleston County Deputy Coroner Brittney Martin identified the woman as Latarsha Nesbitt. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident happened at 4:05 a.m. in the 5500 block of Savannah Highway in West Ashley, according to the release from Sheriff's Maj. John Clark. Nesbitt was in a 1994 GMC Jimmy with four other women, the release states.
The women previously had been at Rob's Sports Bar at 4213 Savannah Highway, where three people were shot about 4 a.m., about five minutes before the traffic incident.
Sheriff's deputies found three victims wounded in the bar, but none of the injuries was life threatening. According to witnesses, an altercation occurred in the bar and one or more suspects fired shots. One of the victims was a security guard working at the bar. He declined to be treated. The other two were taken to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.
It is not known if the women involved in the traffic incident were involved in the shooting, the release states. Investigators said the incident happened when the driver of the GMC lost control as she was headed south on Savannah Highway. She overcorrected, flipping several times and was ejected, the release states.
The other four women in the vehicle were treated and released at the scene. No one was charged in the incident, which is still under investigation, according to the report.