1 dead after hit-and-run accident, suspect on the run with 'no shoes'

ROCK HILL. S.C. – Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that occurred Saturday afternoon at approximately 12:30 P.M. on Heckle Blvd at the intersection of Russell Street, according to a press release from Rock Hill Police.

Rock Hill PD said a black Chrysler 300 with a paper tag was driving on Russell Street, ran the stop sign and struck a motorcycle in the intersection and continued up an embankment and crashed into a wood line.

The driver of the Chrysler then fled the scene on foot and a short time later carjacked a vehicle on Oates Street and fled the area. The operator and sole occupant of the motorcycle was ejected and died at the scene, according to the press release.

The crash happened just feet from Michelle Colvin's front yard.

"Right in front of my home. Never saw anything like it," Colvin said. "I can't imagine losing someone special at this time like this around a holiday."

Rock Hill PD said the carjacked vehicle is a 2000 White Jeep Cherokee. Described as a "square body style" with a North Carolina tag of EAZ7956. The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, in his 20's, curly hair, burgundy top, black pants and no shoes.

Heckle Boulevard between Saluda and Haynes Streets will be closed until the accident reconstruction team has completed their investigation.

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