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SCHP, Crimestoppers seek information on fatal hit and run

Lugoff man killed on Blaney Road near county line

Posted: March 1, 2013 11:52 a.m.
Updated: March 1, 2013 11:51 a.m.

(UPDATED)

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and Crimestoppers are seeking any information regarding a fatal hit and run on Blaney Road in which a pedestrian was possibly struck by a vehicle. The collision took place some time before 3 a.m. today on Blaney Road near U.S. 1 and the Richland County line.

Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the victim as 50-year-old Derk Lawrence Maricle of Lugoff.

A vehicle of interest has now been identified as a low-profile "tuner" car with damaged black ground effects. The vehicle may also have damage to the front and hood area.

Anyone with information about the collision or the vehicle of interest is asked to call the SCHP at (803) 896-9621 or 1-800-768-1501. Tips can also be given to Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIMESC, testing the word TIPSC and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visiting www.sccrimestoppers.com. You can also visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

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