Police: Tip leads investigators to possible vehicle in fatal Goose Creek hit and run

Published: Apr. 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2015 at 4:09 PM EDT
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GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Investigators in Goose Creek seized a vehicle Monday matching the description of a car involved in a fatal hit and run this past weekend.

Police received a tip about the suspected vehicle Monday afternoon that led them to a North Charleston body shop on Dorchester Road, according to Goose Creek Police Capt. John Grainger.

That vehicle, a 2014 burgundy Chrysler 300, had front end damage consistent with the damage that was expected in this case, Grainger said. With a search warrant, investigators transported the vehicle to the police department to search for evidence and have determined the vehicle is registered in Virginia to a rental car company, he said.

Investigators say they are now working to determine the identity of the driver.

A 26-year-old Goose Creek man, Anthony Robert Missouri, was struck on Saturday. Missouri was crossing St. James Blvd. near St. James Place Restaurant at 10:33 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Coroner Bill Salisbury with the Berkeley County Coroner's Office. Missouri was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m., Salisbury said.

Based on witness descriptions of the vehicle involved, police said they were looking for a 2011-2012 burgundy Chrysler 300 Sedan and provided pictures Monday afternoon of a similar make and color of the vehicle sought in the incident.

A press release issued Monday stated the vehicle involved would have damage to the front right passenger side to include but not limited to the front bumper, grill, headlight and the fog light area.

The Coroner's Office is assisting Goose Creek Police in the investigation.

If you have any information you are asked to call police at (843) 863-5200, ext. 2323, or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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