SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Saturday night that left a Spartanburg man dead.
The Spartanburg Police Department said officers were called to the intersection of North Forest Street and Blassingame Street around 11:50pm for a person who was hit by a vehicle.
Investigators said a pedestrian was walking south on North Forest Street when he attempted to cross the road and was hit.
The Spartanburg County coroner identified the victim as Lorenzo “Peewee” Maybin, 60, of Spartanburg.
Friends and family gathered Wednesday night to remember Maybin. Those who knew him say he was loved by everyone.
“Lorenzo… He was a nice person. He was very kind to everybody,” said friend Quenton Alexander.
His sister Teretha Denton said she talked to him right before his death.
“And he told me that he loved me, and I told him that I loved him too,” she said.
Denton said her next phone call was from police telling her that her brother had been found dead in the road.
Tony Goodwin grew up with Maybin.
“He was like a brother to me,” said Goodwin. “And I really wish that whoever did this would come forward.”
Candace Brewer is the Founder of South Carolina Protect Our Stolen Treasure organization. She organized Wednesday night’s vigil to bring attention to the investigation.
“We’re here to honor his life, and also to bring awareness that this is still an unsolved homicide in the city of Spartanburg,” said Brewer.
She said death requires responsibility.
“Until I take my last breath, myself and my organization will be standing with the family,” Brewer said. “We will continue to fight for justice until we get answers for him.”
She’s calling for the person responsible to come forward.
So is his sister.
“I know somebody knows something, just come forward. Please,” Denton cried.
Witnesses told police the vehicle involved was a 2005 white Ford Expedition with tan trim.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or the Spartanburg Police Department.