Victim identified, troopers seek info after deadly hit-and-run in Spartanburg Co.,


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly hit-and-run that happened in Spartanburg County Thursday morning.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle while crossing East Blackstock Rd. at about 6:29 a.m., troopers said.

They say the driver left and the pedestrian died at the scene.

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as John Michael Ober, 54, of Spartanburg.

The MAIT team is investigating.

“The MAIT Team has some things that they’re looking at that we’ll be able to identify the car, it’s just a matter of time, actually,” said Corporal Joe Hovis with Highway Patrol. “They can take pieces from the car that’s left at the scene and put them together and identify them, and identify what type of car that was being driven at the time of the collision. So, we’re just waiting on them to give us their view.”

The suspect vehicle will possibly have damage to the right front hood and fender, troopers said.

At last check, Hovis said no witnesses have come forward with any additional details.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SCHP at 864-241-1000

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