Troopers seek vehicle in fatal hit-and-run near I-77
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man found dead near Interstate 77 and Farrow Road Monday morning was the victim of a hit-and-run. Accident investigators believe they have isolated the type of vehicle that may have been involved.
Sgt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department says the victim was found dead near the Residence Inn on Legrande Road Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies were first called to the scene, then the investigation was turned over to the Highway Patrol.
Investigators say the hit-and-run occurred some time between Feb. 2 and 8 a.m. on Feb. 3. The hit-and-run occurred on northbound Farrow Road, just north of the I-77 bridge.
Troopers said they are looking for a blue a 2006-2007 model-year Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country. They release photos of similar vehicles Monday afternoon.
"We determined that the person here was struck by a vehicle and we're investigating it as a possible hit-and-run at this point," said LCpl. David Jones.
The Richland County Coroner's Office says they'll be performing an autopsy on the victim Tuesday morning.
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