Kyle Carpenter Charged with Hit-and-Run

Kyle Carpenter

Retired Marine Cpl. William ‘Kyle’ Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor from U.S. President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient William ‘Kyle’ Carpenter turned himself in to authorities following a hit-and-run incident on Dec. 8.

On Thursday, Carpenter and his attorney appeared in Columbia Municipal Court.

Carpenter allegedly stuck a pedestrian who was crossing Assembly Street at the crosswalk on the way to the University of South Carolina Strom Thrumond Fitness Center.

After the pedestrian was struck, Carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but did not exit the vehicle to exchange required information or render aid, authorities say.

The pedestrian walked over to the side of the road at which time Carpenter left the scene driving south on Blossom Street, authorities say.

Officials say the victim suffered injuries and was treated by EMS personnel at the scene.

There was no evidence that either Carpenter or the victim were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident, officials say.

The incident remains under investigation by the CPD.

Carpenter was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center where he was processed and released on bond.