Police: Hit-and-run victim dragged several miles after crash

September 19, 2022 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A victim of a hit-and-run in South Carolina was dragged for several miles, police said.

The victim was the driver in a one-car crash early Saturday in Florence and was 3 miles (5 kilometers) away from the crash site, investigators said.

A passenger in the car told officers who responded to the crash that the driver has disappeared. About 15 minutes later, police received a call about an unresponsive person that turned out to be that driver, authorities said.

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored pickup truck with damage to the front passenger side around the headlights. The truck has taller than normal wheels and a tool box in the bed, Florence Police told media outlets.

Officers are also trying to determine what streets the truck drove while dragging the victim’s body, authorities said.

The name of the victim has not been released.