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.