CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A woman died Sunday morning when a driver hit her and her stranded vehicle that was parked in the emergency lane on I-77, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Troopers recorded video at the scene Monday to reconstruct the fatal crash at mile marker 76 off Interstate-77 northbound just south of Rock Hill.
"Distracted driving is probably playing a large part of people having these kind of accidents," said Jerome Rabon, a driver we met at the South Carolina Welcome Center.
We don't know what caused the crash. Highway patrol is still investigating. What we do know is 25-year-old Vawn'shiera Brown of Great Falls was filling up her tank with gas in the emergency lane when the driver veered into the shoulder and stuck her and her car.
"It's horrifying to know that just some random event in your day could lead to something so terrible happening to you," said Marieka Buhlman, another driver we spoke with at the rest area.
The driver who hit Vawn'shiera is a 78-year-old man from Winston-Salem. He hasn't been charged. South Carolina State Highway Patrol says they won't file charges until the investigation is complete.