Date of Incident: April 2nd, 2023
South Carolina Reporting Authority: South Carolina Highway Patrol
Type of Accident: Hit-and-run Car Accident
Location of Accident: I-26 near mile marker 83 in Newberry County, S.C.
Description of Accident: The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Sunday on I-26 near mile marker 83 at approximately 1:10 p.m. According to the troopers, a white 4-door pickup truck with a utility trailer traveling westward on I-26 lost a tire that crossed the median and struck another vehicle traveling eastbound. The driver of the car hit by the tire, a 63-year-old man from Nichols, S.C. passed away from injuries sustained during the collision. The driver of the truck fled the scene, and the Highway Patrol is seeking information from the public to identify the vehicle and driver.
Local Media Coverage: https://www.foxcarolina.com/2023/03/29/troopers-searching-driver-after-detached-tire-kills-victim-i-26/