Dodge minivan sought in connection with dragging death (image courtesy Columbia P.D.)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Columbia Police seek the public's assistance in locating a van suspected in the dragging death of a man Sunday night.
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According to officers, the trailer being towed by the van struck the victim shortly before 9:00 p.m. following an argument over a cell phone.
The victim apparently became snagged underneath the trailer, and was dragged over 1600 feet, later dying as a result of his injuries.
The victim's family identified him as 53-year-old Calvin Smith.
Surveillance cameras captured the van in the area of Sunset Drive and Main Street.
The vehicle pictured is a blue/silver Dodge minivan towing a white enclosed trailer, and may have windshield damage.
Chief Santiago encourages citizens with information about this incident to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:
CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6374)
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information.
LOG ON: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.
Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.