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Police search for vehicle in fatal hit-and-run on Church Street

A stock image of the vehicle police say was involved. (Source: Florence PD) A stock image of the vehicle police say was involved. (Source: Florence PD)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Florence police officers are investigating after pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Church Street downtown Florence in the early morning of Saturday, August 20, and the vehicle fled the scene, according to Lieutenant Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department.

Brandt said officers responded to the 500 block of S. Church Street just before 1:30 a.m. to the hit-and-run. 

The victim was taken to the hospital. Police are investigating the accident.

On Thursday, police announced that the involved vehicle was a blue Chevy Cobalt with a rear spoiler and tinted windows. Police provided an example image of the vehicle they say was involved. Police also confirmed Thursday that the pedestrian who was struck was killed.

WMBF News has reached out to Florence Police and the county coroner to learn more about the pedestrian who was killed.

Anyone with information about the accident or the vehicle is asked to contact Florence Police at 843-665-3191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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