Tow truck driver killed in hit-and-run crash along I-95 in Dillon County, troopers say

SCHP identifies suspect vehicle in the fatal hit and run of tow-truck driver. Open app for...
SCHP identifies suspect vehicle in the fatal hit and run of tow-truck driver. Open app for details.(SCHP)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 6:45 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 3:20 PM EST
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DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Troopers are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one dead in the Pee Dee.

According to Cpl. Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on I-95 northbound near mile marker 196 in Dillon County.

The SCHP said a tow truck operator was standing outside of the truck and assisting a disabled vehicle when they were hit and killed by a Volvo VNL.

According to SCHP, the suspect vehicle is a 2004 Volvo VNL, white in color, but could have previously been green in color.

SCHP says the vehicle should have damage on the front right corner (passenger side) and be missing the headlight, portions of the fiberglass hood, and the intake grille.

Tow truck driver killed in hit-and-run crash along I-95 in Dillon County, troopers say
Tow truck driver killed in hit-and-run crash along I-95 in Dillon County, troopers say(SCHP)

The vehicle drove off after hitting both the tow truck driver and the tow truck, according to troopers.

The name of the person killed was not immediately available.

The accident remains under investigation by SCHP, with assistance from the agency’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

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