Averill Park teen killed after hit-and-run in South Carolina

Suspect Edward Lee Washington

CONWAY, S.C. (NEWS10) – Conway police have arrested a man who is accused of killing a Coastal Carolina Student originally from Averill Park, New York.

Police say Edward Lee Washington was driving on Highway 544 at Monarch Apartments in South Carolina when he hit 19-year-old Ryan Bielawa who was crossing the highway.

Washington is reported to have left the scene after he struck Bielawa.

Police say Washington later came back to the scene where they identified him as the driver and took him into custody.

Police in South Carolina say 31-year-old Washington is being charged with hit and run, on top of other charges including DUI.


The collision remains under investigation by the Conway Police Department and SCHP MAIT Team.


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