Vehicle identified in Georgetown hit-and-run

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are searching for a small, light-colored passenger car believed to be involved in a hit and run Saturday night.

Lance Cpl. Paul Brouthers, spokesman for the agency, said the vehicle struck a 16-year-old pedestrian around 11 p.m. Saturday along Litchfield Drive.

The 16-year-old, according to officials, was transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to receive treatment.

An examination of the accident scene Saturday night led investigators to discover a side mirror from the car believed to be involved in the incident. The mirror led investigators to describe the suspect car as a white or light colored 2001-2007 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.

"The car may have damage to the right side near the windshield post and the right-side mirror is missing," Brouthers said.

Members of the community say the boy is Jasonn Russell, a Junior at Waccamaw High School who is on the football team and plays tuba in the concert band. Russell was in critical but stable condition Sunday.

Anyone with information on the collision or the vehicle involved is asked to call the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 800-768-1505.

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