ADAMS RUN, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the driver who struck a horse in Adams Run, killing the horse and injuring the rider.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a 2001-2003 Ford F150 pick-up truck with a loud exhaust, according to deputies. It likely sustained about $10,000 worth of damage to the center of the hood and right side during the crash at around 8:30pm on Saturday, March 30th.
Jesus Annaya, of Adams Run, was riding his horse, Ranchero, along Highway 174 when they were struck.
"Somebody's coming in a pick-up. She's coming behind me," Annaya said, recalling the crash. "The truck goes, 'vrrr,' like she pushed too much gas."
The sex of the suspect was not identified in a traffic collision report, but deputies estimate the pick-up to have been traveling about 15 miles per hour faster than the posted 45 miles per hour speed limit.
Annaya was pitched from the horse and onto the ground.
"They said, 'don't move, don't move'," Annaya said of the Good Samaritans who stopped to help him. "I said, 'where's my horse?' And I looked for my horse."
Annaya suffered large brush burns to his face and his horse was killed. The suspect vehicle did not stop.
Anyone with any information on the incident can call the Charleston County Traffic Division at 843-856-1180 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.