Law enforcement looking for vehicle involved in fatal Manning hit and run


MANNING – A 59-year-old Manning man riding his bicycle along Moses Dingle Road between Davis Station and Jordan Thursday evening was struck by a vehicle and left beside the roadway injured.

“Harvin Watson died from multiple blunt force trauma at McLeod Health Clarendon at 10:27 p.m.,” Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock said Friday morning.

Mock said an employee of the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office spotted a person lying beside the roadway around 9 p.m. and called for medical assistance.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said no information is available yet on what type of vehicle struck Watson.

“We have no information other than the vehicle received heavy frontend, windshield and side mirror damage,” Collins added. “Once more information is available, we’ll release that info.”

Collins said the SCHP MAIT (Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team) is investigating the accident.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or who may have been in the vehicle at the time of the accident is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 888-274-6377, SCHP at (803) 896-7603 or local authorities.  Callers may remain anonymous.