Driver arrested in Fairfield County fatal hit-and-run case

Driver arrested in Fairfield County fatal hit-and-run case
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WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - The driver of the car involved in a deadly hit-and-run that occurred in Fairfield County early Sunday morning has been arrested, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Troopers with SCHP identified the driver as 28-year-old Kerry Sampson. He faces multiple charges including reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a death, and second-degree driving under suspension.

The victim has been identified as 58-year-old John Caldwell of Winnsboro. Caldwell, the Fairfield County Coroner's Office said, died due to "multiple body traumas."

The Dodge Charger, according to officials, was hidden in a garage in Winnsboro about a mile from where the incident happened.

Kerry's bond was set at $76,710. He is being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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