Hit-and-Run: Search on for big rig involved in deadly I-77 crash - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Hit-and-Run: Search on for big rig involved in deadly I-77 crash

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CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for a heavy truck thought to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 77 that killed one man and injured another.

Lance Cpl. Gary Miller tells local media outlets that the incident happened about 3:45 a.m. Monday near Richburg in Chester County.

Authorities say a tractor-trailer truck and an SUV were traveling north when the tractor-trailer apparently hit the smaller vehicle sending it into the median where it overturned. The tractor-trailer ran off the right side of the a road then drove away. 

A passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt was killed while the driver was hospitalized.

The patrol says the heavy truck continued north on the interstate. Troopers are searching for a purple truck with damage to the right front fender and perhaps the wheel well. Troopers say several amber clearance-like lights should be missing from their covers. 

If you have any information that could help troopers find the driver, contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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