Woman charged in hit-and-run death of teen walking to work
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A driver has been charged with hit-and-run causing death after an 18-year-old was found dead in a South Carolina parking lot.
Casey Marie Schinestuhl, 24, posted a picture of her shattered windshield on Facebook after the crash, saying she was in a wreck with a tractor trailer in Spartanburg, a prosecutor said at her bond hearing.
“I’m okay y’all. My first accident ever. A 18 wheeler hit me this morning. Sally is now on her way to the body shop to see if she’s fixable or totaled”, WHNS-TV reported that Schinestuhl said in her post.
But after news of Elijah Major’s death came out, authorities said Schinestuhl went to police with her father, turned herself in and talked to troopers about the collision, authorities said.
Major was found dead about 7 a.m. Friday in a Spartanburg parking lot. Investigators think he was killed about an hour before he was found.
Major’s mother said he was walking to work for exercise.
A magistrate said a Circuit Court judge will have to set bond on Schinestuhl’s felony charge.