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Law enforcement search for vehicle, suspect involved in fatal wreck in Sumter

SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 7/13/20

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information about a hit and run that resulted in the death of one pedestrian early on Sunday.

At about 1 a.m., Gregory Jamar Wright, 26, of Victory …

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Law enforcement search for vehicle, suspect involved in fatal wreck in Sumter

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information about a hit and run that resulted in the death of one pedestrian early on Sunday.

At about 1 a.m., Gregory Jamar Wright, 26, of Victory Drive, was pronounced dead at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital after being struck by a vehicle, while walking across U.S. 378 near U.S. 15, said Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker.

An autopsy will be performed Tuesday morning at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

The next of kin has been notified.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is still searching for the unknown vehicle, which is said to be a 2001 – 2006 silver GMC Yukon or Sierra pickup truck.

The vehicle left the scene traveling east on U.S. 378, and it should have damage to the grill area, according to highway patrol. The “GMC” logo from the grill is missing.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Sumter County Coroner’s Office is investigating.

If you have any information about the wreck or about the vehicle of interest, contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at (803) 896-9621, or you can call Sumter Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).