Gaffney man killed in hit-and-run on I-85

CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Authorities say a driver fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash on Interstate 85 in Gaffney.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says it happened at mile marker 92 around 2:45 a.m. Monday.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says Damion Kintavis Franklin, 26, of Riverbrook Drive in Gaffney was killed.

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

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday.

Authorities say the driver who hit Franklin fled the scene.

Troopers are looking for a 2005 to 2007 gray Buick Terraza with damage to the front grill and right front of the car.

Troopers say a vehicle like the one shown here was involved in a hit-and-run crash that claimed a Gaffney man’s life (Source: SC Highway Patrol)

Anyone with information is asked to call the S.C. Highway Patrol at 803-896-9621 or 1-800-768-1504. Tips can also be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372).