Friends of hit-and-run victim in N. Charleston make appeal for information

Friends of hit-and-run victim in N. Charleston make appeal for information

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Friends of a man killed by a hit and run driver in North Charleston are appealing for someone to come forward with information.

Police say 46 year old Jae Bellamy was struck and killed while riding his bicycle Wednesday night.

It happened at the intersection of Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive.

Jason Eisenberg knew Bellamy for 28 years.

"The pain that everyone's feeling, there's nothing that can undo it," Eisenberg said. Wednesday night, he chose to ride his bicycle home in the rain. He was just unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was taken from us," Eisenberg said.

Eisenberg says news of Bellamy's death spread rapidly.

He says Bellamy touched so many lives.

"In 28 years of knowing someone, I never had one friend influence my life so much in every way, shape of form. He was just one of those people that comes into your life and makes it better just by being there."

While remembering the great times he had with Bellamy, Eisenberg can't get one thing out of mind.

"I just want to know who did this to my friend."

He's hoping the hit and run driver or someone who knows the person will have the conscience to come forward.

"If anyone out there knows what it's like to lose someone and they know something, please come forward. We can't get given back what has been taken from us. The only thing we can actually ask for is closure."

North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor says investigators have no leads. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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