News: Hit-and-run driver hits, kills pedestrian in Colleton County

Published on January 25th, 2021

COLLETON COUNTY, SC – A pedestrian was hit and killed on Augusta Highway by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday evening.

On January, 24, 2021, an unknown vehicle was traveling northbound on Augusta Highway when they hit a male pedestrian walking near his home around 10 p.m., according to WCBD. They report his family heard the accident and rushed out to see the pedestrian laying in the road. A second vehicle approached and struck the man. Both vehicles fled the scene.

Police report the 41-year-old Oakman Branch man was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

That portion of Augusta Highway was closed for approximately four and a half hours while authorities investigated the crash.

South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the cause of the crash and look for the hit-and-run drivers.

When someone flees a crash scene, they are not only breaking the law but putting those injured at high risk of not getting the prompt medical attention they need. If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash due to a reckless hit-and-run driver, then our South Carolina wrongful death attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC will strive for justice on their behalf. Do not wait any longer to seek justice. Call us at 843-995-5000 to speak with one of our lawyers.

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