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South Carolina Highway Patrol Appeals for Public Help in Beaufort County Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

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South Carolina Highway Patrol Seeks Public Assistance in Fatal Hit and Run Case in Beaufort County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) is earnestly seeking information related to an appalling hit and run incident that resulted in a fatality in Beaufort County recently. The appalling accident, involving an unidentified vehicle and a pedestrian, occurred on Monday, June 24 around 10:00 PM, on the usually busy SC-170 (Okatie Highway) near US-278.

Fatal Incident Details

The entire incident unfolded on SC-170 (Okatie Highway) near US-278. The suspect vehicle, believed to be a 2007-2009 model of a Toyota Camry, struck the pedestrian, leading to the tragic fatality. It is surmised that the vehicle may have sustained damage to the left-front area due to the impact from the collision. However, the specific color of the suspect vehicle remains unknown at this stage of investigation.

Following the fatal encounter, the suspect vehicle was last spotted proceeding west on SC-170 towards Bluffton. The authorities are working strenuously to trace the involved vehicle and bring the errant driver to justice. They believe that any additional clues from the public could be crucial in cracking the case.

Requesting Public Assistance

The investigators are urging anyone with information about the fatal collision to come forward and aid the ongoing investigation. Any members of the community who may have witnessed the incident or seen the suspect vehicle must get in touch with the South Carolina Highway Patrol as soon as possible. Even the smallest piece of information could be the key and help investigators in determining the sequence of events and tracking down the offending driver.

The Highway Patrol is encouraging witnesses or individuals with information about the collision to anonymously call SCHP at 843-953-6010 or 1-800-768-1501. The contribution of the public is critical in such cases, not just for the enforcement of law but also to help the grieving family in seeking closure and justice for the loss of their loved one.

Remembering the Victim

In the wake of such a tragic event, the community is left shocked and remains on high alert. As we wait for further details to emerge, let us remember the pedestrian whose life was prematurely taken in this horrifying incident. The thoughts and condolences of all go out to the victim’s family and friends during this most challenging time.

With the South Carolina Highway Patrol looking into every aspect of the case and urging public cooperation, it is hoped that the guilty party will be brought to book swiftly.


South Carolina Highway Patrol Appeals for Public Help in Beaufort County Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

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