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Arrest Made In Deadly Greenville Co. Hit-and-run

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Updated: April 16, 2013

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says an arrest has been made after a hit-and-run crash that killed two people in Greenville Co. Sunday night.

At a news conference Tuesday, troopers said officials found the suspect vehicle and arrested the driver.

He has been identified as 54-year-old Gordon Owens.  Owens is charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Owens was denied bond at a hearing Tuesday night.

Posted: April 15, 2013

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said they are looking for the car and driver involved in a hit and run crash that killed two people on Sunday night.

The victims were not wearing helmets when they were struck on a dirt bike about 10:30 p.m. on Woodside Drive and 7th Street in Greenville County.  32-year-old Robert Blackstone and his 12-year-old step son, T.J. Rolland, were both thrown from the motorcycle.  According to the coroner, Blackstone died on scene and Rolland died a short time later at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  "He was a great kid, and he loved that dirt bike," says Rolland's mom, Glenda, through tears.  "I just don't see how someone could do this."

Rolland was a 7th grader at Legacy Charter school.  School officials visited the family Monday, and told Seven on your Side they are trying to set up a fundraiser to help with expenses.  "This is a big loss to our school family," says Principal Frank Powell.  Legacy has extra counselors on hand to help students cope with the news.

Troopers say the car has been identified as a silver, four door 2004 or 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle may have front or front side damage and a flat tire. If you have information call the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 864-241-1000, 1-800-768-1503, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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