Suspect Charged In Deadly York County Hit And Run Investigation

YORK COUNTY, SC — Authorities say an arrest has been made in connection to a deadly hit and run accident Monday morning in York County.

The accident happened around 9am on SC 324 near Holland Road.

Officials say 55-year-old Betty Jean Johnson of Rock Hill was riding a motorized scooter when she was hit from behind.

The driver, later identified as Stanley Hancock, left the scene, according to authorities. Johnson reportedly died from injuries before EMS could arrive.

Stanley Hancock

Hancock was later located and taken into custody in connection to the accident. He is charged with Hit and Run Accident with Death, officials say, and additional warrants are pending.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SCHP at 803-896-9621 or Crime Stoppers at 877-409-4321.