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.