Driver and grandmother charged in girl’s hit-and-run death, SC officials say

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FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Two people have been charged in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl during a hit-and-run crash in Florence.

The driver of a vehicle involved, Eric Christopher Snowden, has been charged, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins, with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. on Pamplico Highway near Lakeview Drive, Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said. 

Emily Grace Hall of Florence died in the incident after the stroller she was in was hit by a car, which then drove away.

Florence County Detention Center booking records list Snowden’s charge as hit and run, duties of driver involved in an accident with death. He was booked around 12:24 p.m. Monday.

Collins said a bond hearing for Snowden, 39, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday.  

Over the weekend, the child’s grandmother was also charged in the case. 

Priscilla Marie Clendenin, 55, was intoxicated while pushing the child in a stroller on Friday night when a car hit the stroller, according to Collins.

Clendenin was charged with unlawful neglect booked into the Florence County Detention Center on Sunday and released the same day.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

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