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CPD releases surveillance video connected to downtown hit-and-run

A photo taken on Friday of where the hit-and-run accident happened on Thursday. (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS) A photo taken on Friday of where the hit-and-run accident happened on Thursday. (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)
Kaylen Harris. (Source Family photo) Kaylen Harris. (Source Family photo)
(Source: Columbia Police) (Source: Columbia Police)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The Columbia Police Department has released new surveillance video in connection with a hit-and-run in downtown Columbia Thursday night. 

Police say they are looking for the vehicle that left the scene of a hit-and-run that injured a pedestrian. 

A 27-year-old woman, identified as Kaylen Harris, was injured shortly before midnight on Thursday at the 1200 block of Taylor Street. 

Witnesses told police the car was speeding in the westbound lane and hit the victim on the passenger's side, causing her to fall to the ground. The suspect did not stop and help the victim and fled toward Assembly Street. 

Harris' family says she’s continuing to recover at an area hospital following surgery. 

The vehicle involved in the incident was initially described by witnesses as a four-door BMW sedan. CPD is working to confirm the information given by witnesses and will give more information as their investigation continues. 

Police also said they would like to speak with the driver of a vehicle in a photo they released on social media late Friday evening. CPD said that the "driver may be able to aid the case." They did not say if this was the vehicle that struck Harris and fled the scene. 

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to 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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