Authorities ID victim in crash that injured House candidate


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – An incident report says the son of a woman killed in a crash that injured South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington told deputies his mother had trouble seeing at night.

The report from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy spoke with the son of 69-year-old Helen White shortly after last Friday night’s crash. According to the incident report, Samuel White told the deputy that he and Helen White had just left a family home.

The sheriff’s office said Helen White had been in a hit-and-run accident just a few minutes before turning into the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 17 and heading north. The collision injured Arrington, who recently defeated incumbent Mark Sanford in a Republican primary.

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