A youth pastor from Union, South Carolina died in a hit-and-run accident in Spartanburg County. Now, police are looking for the driver.
The accident happened around 5 a.m. on Monday, September 15. The pastor was headed on a hunting trip with another man from the church, traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-26. The two men were riding in a truck that was towing a golf cart.
The driver began to lose control of the truck and fishtailed, running into the median. The truck overturned, throwing both men into the westbound lane. Neither were wearing seatbelts.
That was when a car traveling westbound struck the 25-year-old pastor. He died at the scene. The other man in the car was the director at the same church. He is listed in serious condition.
The car that struck the young man did not stop to render aid or call the police. Investigators are trying to determine if the victim died before or after being struck by the hit-and-run driver.
After an accident, every driver is required to stop and exchange information with the other people involved. Even if there is only property damage, failure to stop and take responsibility can lead to criminal charges.
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For an injured victim, timely medical care can be the difference between life and death. When hit-and-run drivers flee the scene, they risk turning a serious injury into a fatality.
Proffitt & Cox, LLP – Columbia Injury Lawyer