3 Clemson students hurt in hit-and-run

John Wilson Thompson

CLEMSON, S.C. (WSPA) – A man has been arrested after police say he struck and injured three people in Clemson before fleeing the scene.

The Clemson City Police Department says that the hit-and-run happened around 2:15 a.m. Sunday on College Avenue.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old John Wilson Thompson.

According to police, Thompson turned himself in after recognizing himself in a Facebook post about the incident.

Police say all three hit-and-run victims were taken to the hospital. Two were released later Sunday morning, but one is in critical condition.

All three victims are Clemson University students, police say.

Thompson has been charged with two counts of hit-and-run with great bodily injury and one count of hit-and-run with bodily injury.

Thompson’s bond has been set at $50,000. He is ordered to have no contact with the victims.

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