Grandmother one of two people charged in hit-and-run death of 4-year-old

May 1, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – Two people have been charged in connection with the Friday hit-and-run death of a Florence 4-year-old.

Eric Snowden, 39, of 2422 Trilly Lane in Florence, is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death. As of early Tuesday afternoon, he remained in custody at the Florence County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Priscilla Marie Clendenin, 55, 2409 Lakeview Drive – the child’s grandmother – was charged with one count of unlawful neglect of a child, according to the detention center’s website. She is free on $3,000 bond.

Clendenin, who was also injured in the hit-and-run crash, was intoxicated at the time, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Emily Grace Hall of Florence was in her stroller, being pushed by Clendenin, crossing Pamplico Highway when they were hit by a south-bound car, said Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

Southern said the patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating along with the Florence County Coroner’s Office.