Help troopers find suspect after fatal hit-and-run in Cherokee Co.

CHEROKEE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – S.C. Highway Patrol is asking for your help after a fatal hit-and-run that happened on I-85 S, near mile marker 92.

The accident happened at about 2:45 a.m. on Monday.

Troopers say a pedestrian was hit by a 2005-2007 gray Buick Terraza and died from his injuries.

The driver hit the man and didn’t stop, according to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.

They say the vehicle should have damage to the front grille and right front of the car.

The pedestrian has been identified as 26-year-old Damion Kintavis Franklin, according to the coroner’s office.

Franklin died at the scene and alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor to the incident, the coroner says.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

All southbound lanes were detoured at exit 92 while troopers investigated the crash. Drivers were warned to expect delays.

Traffic was backed up for miles due to the crash, but it appeared to be moving again shortly after 7:00 a.m.

If you have any information regarding this crash, you are asked to contact Highway Patrol at 803-896-9621 or 1-800-768-1504.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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