1 person killed after Aiken County hit-and-run crash on I-20

Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 8:51 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:07 PM EST
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after a hit-and-run crash on I-20 eastbound at mile marker 25.

South Carolina Highway Patrol released the suspected vehicle information.

They’re searching for a white 2007-2012 Nissan Pathfinder or a 2007-2015 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle is missing the passenger-side view mirror. There may also be damage to the right side of the vehicle, according to the flyer.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 5:41 p.m. Monday.

SCHP fatal car description from hit-and-run
SCHP fatal car description from hit-and-run(Contributed)

According to Aiken County Coroner’s Office, the hit-and-run victim was identified as Tanya Y. Rogers, 58 of Augusta.

There are still many questions as to what happened.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office received six 911 phone calls. One describes the caller seeing a “white truck” fatally hitting Rogers and continuing towards Columbia.

In situations like these, highway patrol looks to spread the information of what they know as far as they can with the hopes of someone knowing something.

According to Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables, Rogers was parked in the emergency lane with their vehicle flashers on. She was walking across the interstate when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle.

Rogers was pronounced dead on the scene from blunt force injuries and will be autopsied Thursday in Newberry.

Their website says cases they investigate take a minimum of eight weeks for their investigation to be complete.

The coroner’s office, SCHP, and Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team are investigating. If you have any information, contact SCHP at (803) 896-9621 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.