Man charged in deadly hit-and-run is legal U.S. citizen

Lyson Soram (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
Lyson Soram (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
Source: Brian Joyner
Source: Brian Joyner

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The man accused of hitting and killing a moped driver on I-26 early Saturday morning is not in the country illegally as originally reported.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department says it was mistaken Monday when it said that 29-year-old Lyson Soram was not a U.S. citizen. Soram does have a passport and a South Carolina driver's license.

Soram has been charged with leaving the scene with death after troopers say he hit a woman riding on a moped at about 4 a.m. on I-26 near I-20, and then drove away in his 2002 Dodge minivan.  The crash shut down the eastbound lanes of I-26 for about 5 hours.

Coroner Harry Harman identified the victim as 31-year-old Miranda Senn of West Columbia. Harman said Senn died at the scene.

Senn's funeral was to be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Brookland United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens.

The mother of two was a member of Brookland United Methodist Church and a 1998 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School.

Soram is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center without bond.

The collision is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol MAIT Team.

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