Hit-and-Run Volvo 18-wheeler Driver Strikes and Kills a Tow Truck Driver on I-95 in Dillon, South Carolina
DILLON COUNTY, S.C. - A news story posted on wmbfnews.com reports that South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are continuing their search for a hit-and-run driver.*
The driver is accused of striking and killing a tow truck driver on I-95 in Dillon County, South Carolina. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Matt Southern, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred at around 11:30 PM in the northbound traffic lanes.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported that a tow truck operator was parked in the breakdown lane on I-95. The tow truck operator was working on a disabled vehicle when he was struck and killed by a Volvo truck.
According to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley, the victim has been positively identified as a 48-year-old man from Red Springs, North Carolina. The South Carolina Highway Patrol described the suspect's truck as a Volvo VNL with a model year between 2004 - 2007. The truck is white but may have been previously green in color.
South Carolina Highway Patrol said the truck will likely have collision damage on the front right corner and could be missing a right headlight. Pieces of the intake grille and fiberglass hood were collected by investigators.
The truck drove off after striking both the tow truck driver and his truck, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The fatal pedestrian collision is currently under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and it’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.
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