ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Troopers are searching for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run on New Year’s Day.
Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the crash happened just before 1 a.m. Monday on Highway 86 near Blythewood Drive.
Miller said a pedestrian was lying in the road when they were hit by a pickup truck.
Troopers say the driver was in a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck could be silver and may have damage to the front and undercarriage.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed as Cody Tolar, 21, of Pelzer.
The coroner’s office said Tolar was at a friend’s house for a New Year’s Eve gathering and was supposedly lying in the road. Friends told authorities they tried to coax him out of the road and warned him a vehicle was coming. That’s when they say he sat up and was hit by a vehicle.
Tolar died immediately of blunt force trauma, said Josh Shore with the coroner’s office.
Anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle of interest is asked to call the S.C. Highway Patrol at 864-241-1000 or 1-800-768-1503, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.