SCHP investigating fatal hit and run in Summerville; victim identified

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a fatal hit and run that happened early Monday morning in Summerville.

Deputies in Dorchester County responded to the auto-vs-pedestrian crash on Miles Jamison Road near Greenhurst Avenue shortly after 2:40 a.m.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), a light colored full-sized General Motors SUV — possibly a Chevy Tahoe — was traveling north on Miles Jamison Road when it hit the pedestrian, who was walking north on Miles Jamison Road.

The SUV hit the pedestrian and fled the scene, traveling west on Miles Jamison Road. It likely has damage to the front right side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SCHP or CrimeStoppers at 888-CrimeSC.

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers later identified the victim as 50-year-old Carlos E. Silva-Blanco of Summerville, who died at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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