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FORMER TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL PLAYER CHARGED IN DEADLY ACCIDENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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A former Tennessee Tech football player was arrested following a deadly hit-and-run in South Carolina yesterday.

Officers say 23-year-old Riley Patton is charged with felony DUI resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Authorities say Patton struck a truck and pedestrian on Highway 544 and Cabots Creek Drive near Myrtle Beach.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office says 55-year-old Timothy “Timmy” Shulkcum of Myrtle Beach was hit by the GMC truck Patton was driving and was pronounced dead at the scene. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Patton continued driving after the incident before being apprehended at a nearby grocery store.

Patton is currently enrolled at Coastal Carolina University as a student. Patton was listed as a long snapper on the 2019 Coastal Carolina Football roster.


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