Police investigate fatal hit-and-run near Okatie Center Boulevard

South Carolina Reporting Authority: South Carolina Highway Patrol, Beaufort County Coroner’s Office

Type of Accident: Fatal hit and run, pedestrian v. vehicle collision

Location of Accident: Fording Island Road (U.S. 278) near Okatie Center Boulevard in Bluffton County, SC

Injuries: Fatal injuries

Description of Accident: Police are searching for a driver who hit and killed a man on U.S. 278 near Okatie Center Boulevard and then fled the scene. According to reports, the vehicle traveled east to leave the scene. The 40-year-old pedestrian succumbed to his injuries. While no description of the vehicle is available police advise it may have suffered front-end and windshield damage in the wreck.

Local media Coverage:Bluffton Today