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Flora Merinda Ellenburg, 49, dies in hit-and-run collision on Interstate 77 in Chester County, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:25am
Accident Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016

One killed in Chester Co. hit-and-run, commercial vehicle sought

A passenger was killed in a hit-and-run in Chester County early Monday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol says the commercial vehicle hit a Ford Explorer, causing the Explorer to lose control and overturn. The commercial vehicle didn't stop, officials say. The 36-year-old driver of the Explorer was wearing a seatbelt and injured. Now, troopers are looking for a "purple commercial motor vehicle," possibly a tractor-trailer, they believe was involved.

One killed in Chester Co. hit-and-run, purple vehicle sought

A person was killed in a hit-and-run in Chester County early Monday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Now, troopers are looking for a "purple commercial motor vehicle" they believe was involved. The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. on Interstate 77 northbound near mile marker 59. Officials have not released any names or further details surrounding the incident.

One killed in Chester Co. hit-and-run, purple vehicle sought

A person was killed in a hit-and-run in Chester County early Monday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Now, troopers are looking for a "purple commercial motor vehicle" they believe was involved. The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. on Interstate 77 northbound near mile marker 59. Officials have not released any names or further details surrounding the incident.

Victim ID'd in fatal I-77 hit-and-run, troopers searching for truck involved

 Anyone with information about the collision or the vehicle involved is asked to contact SCHP at 800-768-1504 or call anonymously to 1-888-CRIME-SC. Highway Patrol says the commercial vehicle hit a Ford Explorer in the rear, causing the Explorer to lose control and overturn. Highway Patrol released photos of purple vehicle parts found at the scene. The commercial vehicle didn't stop, officials say. The passenger, later identified as Ellenburg, was not wearing a seat belt and died, officials say.

Search continues for truck driver in fatal hit and run

Highway Patrol released photos of purple vehicle parts found at the scene. The commercial vehicle didn't stop, officials say the 36-year-old driver of the Explorer, was wearing a seat belt and was injured. The parts are now puzzle pieces for investigators. “I think so because, the truck, it’s going to be visible, you can see it. A spokesperson for the South Carolina Highway Patrol says the commercial vehicle hit a Ford Explorer in the rear, causing the SUV to lose control and overturn. The passenger, later identified as Ellenburg, was not wearing a seat belt and died, officials said.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Flora Merinda Ellenburg
Roadway: 
Interstate 77

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