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Police seek witnesses, vehicle after mysterious hit-and-run

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Police in Forest Acres are hoping you can help them identify two people who may have witnessed a deadly hit-and-run collision that took place Saturday night.


Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said an officer found 44-year-old Charles Leroy Brown at about 10:10 Saturday night in the 3700 block of Two Notch Road near Pine Belt Road. Officers say there was no vehicle on the scene when they arrived.

Brown was taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, but died a few hours later. Watts said an autopsy indicates Brown died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle.

Police say Brown was crossing Two Notch Road from the BP gas station when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. Investigators said Wednesday they are looking for two people, a man on a bicycle and a woman, who have told people in the area they saw what happened.

A small gray car part, which was lying on the roadway near the victim, was collected as evidence, a police report stated. It is not known if the car part belongs to the vehicle responsible for the collision.

According to police, a person of interest has been identified. In addition, the vehicle that hit Brown likely has front end damage and has possibly been in the Gaston, Swansea areas in the days following the collision. Investigators have not released any further information about the person of interest or the vehicle.

Investigators want to talk to anyone who may have witnessed the crash. If you know anything that can help find the person responsible, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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