GREENVILLE, SC – A Greenville County street paving company is hoping that money talks.
Kings Asphalt and Crime Stoppers are now offering a $3,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of a driver involved in a hit and run with injuries on Saturday.
According to Zachary Michael, VP of HR at Kings Asphalt, their workers were out paving the street at the intersection of Dunbar and Burns Street when a car struck employee Stratton Tripp.
“Car came through, wasn’t paying attention to my knowledge, struck our employee,” Michael explained to 7 News on Tuesday.
Michael said that the driver spoke with Tripp before refusing to take the detour. It was shortly after that he was hit.
“He’s been working with Kings Asphalt for several years, we consider him part of our family,” he said.
Tripp, who worked at Kings Asphalt for 3 years, was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
7 News spoke with his mother over the phone Monday night, who said he was in stable condition and good spirits, although he was waiting for neck surgery.
Greenville Police announced they are searching for what they believe may be a black honda accord with a dent in the hood.
“He frantically tried to get out of the way,” explained Lieutenant Alan Johnson of the Greenville Police Department. “He saw the car coming and he just couldn’t move in time.”
Lieutenant Johnson said the driver and one passenger were described by witnesses as two black females.
“We believe money talks,” said Michaels. “We believe someone out there has information, knows something about the incident.”
“To the driver out there that did take off… We’re going to find you,” said Lt. Johnson.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Moore at 864-271-5333 or Greenville Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME (864-232-7463).