Winnsboro man dies in hit and run

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A Winnsboro man died when he was struck by a vehicle in the 9400 block of Monticello Road Wednesday morning.

Roderick D’Wayne Anderson, 24, was struck at approximately 4 a.m., Wednesday, by a vehicle while he was walking along the roadway. Anderson died at the scene. The cause of death was due to blunt trauma of the head and torso, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the SC Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

The vehicle that struck Anderson left the scene.  Anyone with information regarding this incident, is asked to notify the S.C. Highway Patrol or call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).


  1. Gus Philpott says

    The driver absolutely should have stopped. But was Roderick Anderson visible as he walked along? Was he walking facing traffic? Was he on the shoulder or in the roadway? BAC? Dark clothing? Any reflectorized clothing? Flashlight? Was he black or white? Always possible that the driver who hit him never saw him before impact, especially if there happened to be an oncoming car. Still, the driver should have stopped, even if he was drunk, unlicensed, under suspension or illegally in the USA. Police will find the car and the driver from car parts there and paint.

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