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Bicyclist killed in hit and run in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) - The Georgetown County Coroner's office has released the identity of the bicyclist that was involved in the fatal hit and run accident.

According to Deputy Coroner Paulette Radcliffe, the victim is Edward Krippa, 59, of New York.

A preliminary autopsy shows cause of death as massive trauma.

That incident happened at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, December 19 on US Hwy 17 near Mt. Zion Avenue.

Troopers say the driver of an unknown vehicle struck the cyclist and fled the scene.

If you have any information, contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 1800-768-1505.

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