Hit-and-Run: Search on for big rig involved in I-77 accident

RICHBURG — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is searching for a heavy truck thought to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 77 that killed one man and injured another.

Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the Highway Patrol tells local media outlets that the incident happened about 3:45 a.m. on Monday near Richburg in Chester County.

Authorities say a tractor-trailer truck and an SUV were traveling northbound when the tractor-trailer apparently hit the smaller vehicle sending it into the media where it overturned.

A passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was killed while the driver was hospitalized.

The Patrol says the heavy truck continued north on the interstate. Troopers are searching for a purple truck with damage to the right front fender and perhaps the wheel well.