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Father: Son charged in fatal hit-and-run thought he hit deer

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Troopers had part of U.S. 25 blocked near Daventon Road where the wreck happened. (July 31, 2013/FOX Carolina) Troopers had part of U.S. 25 blocked near Daventon Road where the wreck happened. (July 31, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Seigler appears in bond court Wednesday night. (July 31, 2013/FOX Carolina) Seigler appears in bond court Wednesday night. (July 31, 2013/FOX Carolina)
PELZER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said they have made one arrest in a fatal hit-and-run  involving a female pedestrian in southern Greenville County.

The crash was reported just after 3:20 a.m. Wednesday along Augusta Road near Daventon Road in Pelzer. Troopers said a pedestrian was hit and killed at the intersection.

The victim was struck by one vehicle and while lying in the road was struck by a second vehicle, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

The driver of the first car, 38-year-old Christopher Seigler, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to troopers.

Troopers said Seigler left the scene after the woman was struck, but later returned to the site of the accident. Between that time, troopers said a second car hit the woman.

Investigators said the second driver may not have realized that they hit the woman, so they urge anyone who was traveling in that area to come forward, if they think they may have been involved in the accident.

Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said they have identified the pedestrian as 43-year-old Kimberly Cruse. Dill said the victim died of blunt force trauma.

Wednesday night, a judge set Seigler's bond at $25,000. Seigler's father said that his son had never had any problems with the law. Seigler's father said his son thought he hit a deer the night of the accident, and came back to check on it after he originally drove away.

The crash remains under investigation.

Officers are asking for anyone with information to contact them at 1-800-768-1503 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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