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Police: Upstate man charged after striking 3 pedestrians, 1 victim in critical condition

Thompson in bound court (FOX Carolina/ May 8, 2017) Thompson in bound court (FOX Carolina/ May 8, 2017)
Suspect vehicle. (Source: Clemson PD) Suspect vehicle. (Source: Clemson PD)
Surveillance photo from crime. (Source: Clemson PD) Surveillance photo from crime. (Source: Clemson PD)
John Wilson Thompson. (Source: Clemson PD) John Wilson Thompson. (Source: Clemson PD)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Clemson Police say a suspect has been charged for his involvement in a hit and run Sunday morning.

Police say at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers responded to a hit and run that occurred on College Avenue between Keith Street and Edgewood Avenue. Officers say three victims, all Clemson students, were struck be a late model black or gray Ford F-150 which fled the scene after the crash.

Officers were able to use street cameras to get a photo of the pickup truck and person of interest and posted the information as well as the photos on the department's Facebook page. Police say the suspect noticed his picture on Facebook and came to the police to turn himself in later Sunday.

Police identified the suspect as 25-year-old John Wilson Thompson of Seneca. He was charged with the following:

  1. Hit and Run with Bodily Injury
  2. Two counts of Hit and Run With Great Bodily Injury

Thompson appeared in bond court Monday morning. A judge set bond at $50,000.

Police said Thompson is not a Clemson University student.

Officers say the three victims were taken to the hospital and two have since been released. The third remains in the hospital in critical condition, police say.

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