Wrecker Driver Dies After I-95 Crash: SC Highway Patrol
A driver struck and killed a tow truck driver – and continued to travel on Interstate 95 in South Carolina, officials said.
Now the gendarmes are looking for the person responsible for the hit and run accident they say it happened along the main thoroughfare on the east coast late Sunday, November 7.
The tow truck driver was said to have come out to help a broken down car along the highway. At around 11:30 p.m., officials said another vehicle struck the tow truck driver and the parked tow truck, but did not stop.
The tow truck driver died of crash-related injuries, Cpl. Matt Southern of the SC Highway Patrol said in a press release.
Authorities are now looking for clues to the fatal wreckage, which was reported in the northbound lanes around milepost 197. The area is in Dillon County, approximately 65 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach .
Highway Patrol said the suspect vehicle is a 2004-2007 model year Volvo VNL. The truck is white but could have been green in the past, according to cops.
“The vehicle is expected to have damage in the front right corner (passenger side) and be missing the headlight, parts of the fiberglass hood and the intake grille,” state soldiers said in a press release. update.
Authorities are urging anyone with information to call the Highway Patrol at 843-661-4705 or 800-768-1505. CrimeStoppers can also be reached at 888-274-6372.
State soldiers in their press releases did not identify the tow truck driver, and a representative from the Dillon County Coroner’s Office did not immediately share the person’s name with McClatchy News on Tuesday 9 November.