UPDATE: Victim in fatal Richland Co. hit and run identified; troopers release vehicle information

Benjamin Parker, 63, is accused of killing 20-year-old Christa Beatrice Alicia Hudson in a hit-and-run incident on March 29. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Benjamin Parker, 63, is accused of killing 20-year-old Christa Beatrice Alicia Hudson in a hit-and-run incident on March 29. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A pedestrian was killed in a hit and run Thursday, March 29.

The incident happened around 11:40 p.m. on South Cedar Creek Road in Richland County, according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The Richland County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Christa Beatrice Alicia Hudson, 20, of Gadsden. Investigators say the vehicle could be a burgundy 1992-2002 Chevrolet or GMC 1500 series pickup. She was struck as she was walking along the roadway and died at the scene.

The vehicle was located at a Gadsden home on Friday afternoon and 63-year-old Benjamin Parker was arrested and is now out on bond for the incident.

If you have any information about this collision or about the vehicle of interest, contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 803-896-9621 or 1-800-768-1501, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

WIS will continue to update this story as details become available.

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