Driver arrested in hit-and-run that killed Benedict basketball player

Driver arrested in hit-and-run that killed Benedict basketball player
The Richland County Coroner said 22-year-old Rashee Hodges of Smoaks, SC died early Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle as he was standing on the side of the roadway. (Source: Benedict College)
The Richland County Coroner said 22-year-old Rashee Hodges of Smoaks, SC died early Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle as he was standing on the side of the roadway. (Source: Benedict College)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a driver has been arrested in a deadly hit-and-run that killed Benedict College basketball player.

Rashee Hodges, 22, died Sunday morning after being struck by the car on Bluff Road as he was standing on the side of the roadway. Hodges played basketball at Benedict College.

The Highway Patrol says Yalonda Lewis, 31, turned herself in at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. She is charged with hit and run involving death and hit and run involving injury.

Lewis' vehicle was found Sunday at a home in Hopkins by a Richland County deputy coroner.

A judge set bond at $75,000 for Yalonda Lewis Tuesday afternoon.

Hodges family's attorney say the family does not wish bad things for Lewis or her family. They just want justice.  

"The family is holding up the best they can under these very difficult circumstances," Carl B. Grant said. "But this is a family that's based in religion. My client's father is a pastor of a church and his mother the First Lady of a church. They have strong, strong spiritual beliefs, and they're leaning on Christ in this most difficult time."

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