Update: Fatal hit and run in Aiken County


A hit and run collision Wednesday night claimed the life of one person and sent another to the hospital. Shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, on Storm Branch Road near Lanier Road, an unknown vehicle struck a motorcycle driven by Michael Thomas Yount of North Augusta. Yount was transported to MCG with minor injuries.

The vehicle continued a short distance and struck another motorcycle, killing the driver. The driver of the second motorcycle was James Allen Cohrs of North Augusta. An autopsy will be performed this afternoon. The unknown vehicle then left the scene.

Highway patrol believes they were coming from the Iron Horse Saloon and they are not ruling out foul play.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is on the scene gathering evidence to determine what type of vehicle it was. If anyone has any information regarding this accident, please contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 803-531-6840.

Stay tuned to News 12 for more information.

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