Winnsboro Man Dies from Hit-and-Run Injuries

COLUMBIA – A Winnsboro man died Saturday morning at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital from injuries incurred after being struck in a hit-and-run incident on Farrow Road on Feb. 27.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Paul Lewis Fee, 56, of High Hill Road in Winnsboro, was pronounced dead early Saturday morning. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Fee, an employee with the S.C. Department of Transportation, had parked his department’s 2009 Ford utility truck on the side of Farrow Road and was performing road maintenance there at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. A 1984 Ford pickup truck traveling down Farrow Road struck Fee then crashed into Fee’s truck. The driver abandoned the pickup and fled the scene on foot.

The driver turned himself, the Highway Patrol said, to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Highway Patrol said Ray Pickett, 59, a Richland County resident, has been charged with hit-and-run involving a death.