Coroner’s office identifies man killed in hit-and-run on Johns Island

Coroner’s office identifies man killed in hit-and-run on Johns Island
The sheriff’s office said the image shows the vehicle which struck the victim and left the scene. (Source: CCSO)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who was killed in a hit-and-run on Johns Island.

Authorities say 57-year-old Juan Hernandez from Johns Island was pronounced dead on Thursday on the 1000 block of Main Road from injuries he sustained from being struck by a vehicle.

“The collision occurred on July 29, 2020 shortly after 9pm,” said Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office released an image which they say shows the vehicle which struck the victim and left the scene.

“Though the image quality is poor, we ask that anyone with information related to this case call Deputy Brinson of the Traffic Services Unit at 843-529-3538,” CCSO officials said. “After hours, call dispatch at 843-743-7200. Or call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.”

Deputies responded to the scene around 6:15 a.m. on Thursday, but the crash was determined to have happened a little after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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