Pedestrian killed in hit and run in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill is releasing the name of the person who was fatally injured in a hit and run around 1 am Sunday morning.

Bruce Antonio Gibbs, age 33, of Winnsboro was struck by an unknown vehicle on 11th Street in Winnsboro. Gibbs was pronounced deceased on the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

The Voice will update this story as information is available.

WINNSBORO – The S.C. Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a car that left the scene after it hit and killed a pedestrian in Winnsboro Sunday morning.

The incident happened about 1 a.m., near the intersection of 11th and Maple Streets in Winnsboro, said Master Trooper Gary Miller.

A car, thought to be a 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Impala, was heading west on 11th Street when it ran off the road to the right and mounted the sidewalk, hitting and killing the pedestrian, according to Miller.

The driver left the scene, and Miller said Highway Patrol did not know what direction the Chevy was heading. The crash remains under investigation by Highway Patrol.

The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office will publicly identify the pedestrian after notifying the next of kin.

The Impala may have suffered damage to its front end, or a headlight, in the wreck, which could help identify it.

Anyone with information on the driver or the collision is asked to call the Highway Patrol at 803-896-9621 or 800-768-1501, or submit a tip to CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or submit an online tip. Tips can also be texted to *HP.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

Story updated 9/8/2020.

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