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Highway Patrol identifies driver in fatal hit-and-run
Thursday, December 16, 2010

LEXINGTON, SC - State troopers have released the name of a hit-and-run suspect they say killed a Lexington man riding a motorcycle last weekend.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Ernesto Tabaras (pictured right) of West Columbia hit Tony Lopez with his Ford F-150 around 5:00am on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman said the wreck happened after Lopez rode his motorcycle into the intersection of Two Notch and Laurel roads.

Lopez was not wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said Tabaras left his truck, but fled the scene.

The wreck is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol and the coroner's office.

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