Authorities from the South Carolina State Police have identified the individual they suspect was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Kershaw County on March 1st, 2013. Police and accident investigators currently suspect Derk Maricle was killed when he was struck by a vehicle that subsequently fled the scene as he walked along or attempted to cross Blaney Road.
Scene of the Accident
The report does not explicitly clarify if Derk Maricle was killed instantly in the accident or if he was possibly transported by emergency response personnel to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to the injuries inflicted on him in the accident a short time after his arrival. Authorities were not able to provide a possible make, model or color of the vehicle that struck Maricle. The investigation into the fatal accident is currently underway, and authorities expect to release more information in the coming days as the investigation progresses.