COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are searching for the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run Sunday night in Colleton County.
Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say an unknown vehicle was traveling north on Augusta Highway when it struck a pedestrian.
Colleton County Fire Rescue said the 41-year-old victim was walking near his home when he was struck a vehicle around 10:00 p.m.
The say family members hear the impact and ran outside to see what happened. “The man was laying in the roadway when a second vehicle approached,” said fire-rescue officials.
Witnesses said they tried to flag down the second car on the dark stretch of road, but the car also struck the man. Both vehicles fled the scene.
The Oakman Branch man suffered multiple traumatic injures and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A portion of Augusta Highway was closed for about four and a half hours while South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers conducted their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact SC Highway Patrol at 803-896-8144 or the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211.