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Hit-and-Run Crash Takes Young Man’s Life in Dillon, South Carolina

April 10, 2020

DILLON, S.C. — A 26-year-old man succumbed to the wounds he suffered in a hit-and-run accident in on route U.S. 301, just south of the Dillon, S.C. The hit-and-run victim was a resident of Dillon. According to the report filed by the responding troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 7:15 p.m. a short distance from Woodle Drive. The Dillon County Coroner’s Office was also called in to investigate, according to an article appearing in S.C. Now. Investigators from the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team and the responding patrol officers will pursue the investigation jointly. 

Investigators finally caught the fleeing hit-and-run driver about four days after the deadly crash, according to Investigators did not describe how they captured the driver of the hit-and-run car. Patrol officers did say that the crash happened in front of a Maxway store in Dillon.

According to the Dillon Herald online, troopers said that three people were involved in the incident. Investigators determined that the sole driver of a 2008 Kia was involved, along with the victim, and the man police charged with the crime of leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death. 

Investigators were able to capture the suspect based upon the assistance of the driver of the 2008 Kia. According to, troopers received an emergency call from the operator of the Kia. That individual told investigators that the first car struck the victim who was walking along U.S. 301 and fled the area. The person driving the Kia also hit the pedestrian but immediately stopped to call the police. The investigation proved that the driver of the Kia hit an unidentified object in the road. The person stopped right away and turned around to investigate. The individual remained at the scene to speak with authorities. The victim’s family told WBTW reporters that they appreciated that someone cared enough to remain at the scene and call the police.

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