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After man crashed in York, SC road died, potential hit and run investigated, police say


A man found on a York street on Wednesday died in what police are investigating as a fatal hit-and-run, officials said.

The victim was found on Railroad Avenue after 2 a.m., said Sgt. David Dover of the York Police Department. The victim later died at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, according to Dover.

Police believe the man was run over on the street but have not disclosed any further details as the investigation continues.

“From the man’s body, we know the victim was run over,” Dover told the Herald on Wednesday morning.

The death scene is located south of downtown and east of US 321, near what is known as “The Valley”.

Officers are looking for a silver sedan that was seen in the area where the victim was found, Dover said. The sedan left the scene before police arrived around 2:15 a.m., Dover said.

Police were called after someone called 911 about the person on the road, according to police and 911 officials.

York County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Forensic Unit also responded to the crime scene, Dover said.

The victim is a black man who is believed to be in his 20s, Dover said. The York County Coroner’s Office did not release the victim’s name.

York is the seat of York County and has a population of approximately 9,000. The most recent death police investigated took place on May 2 when Thomas Hardin was found dead in his home in Lowry Row west of downtown York.

Check back for updates on this developing story.



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