Pedestrian dies after being hit on Fairfield Road

COLUMBIA – The Richland County Coroner’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash. The man died April 1, Coroner Naida Rutherford said. 

The unidentified man was walking along Fairfield Road (U.S. 321) about 3 a.m. when he was hit by an unknown vehicle in the northbound lane, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

The vehicle left the scene after the collision. The crash happened near the intersection with Sharpe Road, which is about a mile from Exit 70 on Interstate 20. 

The coroner’s office said the man is black, about 6- to 6-foot-3 tall and is believed to be in his 30s or 40s. The man had a shaved head and a tattoo of the initials “BMS” on his right arm, according to the coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call (803) 576-1793. The crash is being investigated by the Highway Patrol.

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