27-year-old dies in Hartsville hit and run

Darlington, SC - DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A 27-year-old man has died following an early morning hit and run accident in Darlington County.

Emergency crews responded to the accident at North Fifth Street and Old Ruby Road around 3:50 a.m. Thursday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol's website.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee said Richard L. Byrd, 27, of Hartsville, was pronounced dead at a Pee Dee hospital shortly after he was struck by a car.

The accident is currently under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT Team and the Darlington County Coroner's Office.

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