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Graniteville woman charged in deadly hit and run

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Aiken police have charged a Graniteville woman who struck a couple with her car and then fled, leaving a woman dead and her new husband in serious condition.

Holly Worley, 31, of Graniteville, was charged in the collision that occurred around 10 p.m. Sunday on Richland Avenue in front of Master Chevrolet. The crash killed 20-year-old Alexa Little and 21-year-old John Sembach of Aiken.

Alexa Little and John Sembach

Worley has been charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death and leaving the scene of a collision with great bodily injury. She has an extensive criminal history, including multiple speeding tickets, driving on the wrong side of the road, texting while driving and a DUI conviction. Worley has also been charged in the past with meth possession, other drug offenses, unlawfully carrying a pistol, receiving stolen goods and a financial crime. 

Aiken authorities first answered the call Sunday from a Circle K clerk who said they heard screaming coming from the area of Master Chevrolet. Officers found EMS tending to the couple.

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Police Sgt. T.J. Rice canvassed the area and found an unoccupied silver Saturn in the parking lot of Food Lion. The vehicle had heavy front-end damage, extensive windshield damage and a missing driver side mirror. Dispatch identified the owner as Holly Worley. Soon, a black pickup truck arrived on the scene with Holly and her ex-husband, Justin Worley. Holly Worley was subsequently arrested for the hit and run.

Coroner Darryl Ables said the victims were “struck by the east-bound vehicle.” Sembach was taken to Augusta University Medical Center with injuries that are not life-threatening, Ables said.

The coroner lists the victim as a Louisville, Ga., resident, but Sembach’s Facebook page says he is from Aiken.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Why was this person not held accountable for the previous incidents she was involved in? If she had been, perhaps this young lady might still be alive. This is happening over and over again. It is time that people are held accountable for their actions.

    • Naw, naw, people can’t be jailed until they have wrung up 6 deaths. At least I think that’s the going rate for white women while driving. If she used a gun to kill someone then I think it gets reduced to 4. She can kill 4 people with a gun before being convicted of a crime and sent to jail. If you’re black the rate is 10 and 7. (10 by car, 7 by gun). I think that’s the recommendation by George Soros anyway.

  2. She has been treated too lightly, TOO many times. The ONLY option, would be for her to be a lifetime prisoner “Poster Child” to be hauled around to schools and civic organizations, as an example of what can happen, if a person is not kept in check. Without something in return, taxpayers should not have to feed and clothe her. Prayers for the family involved in this act of sheer idiocy. A true loser.

  3. It will be interesting to follow this story and see what the outcome will be. I remember the guy in Beech Island who killed the Doctor from Fort Gordon who was riding a bike and he got off almost Scot free.

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