Father of 3, husband identified as bicyclist struck, killed in collision; SCHP searches for fleeing driver


Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the identity of the bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run yesterday.

Justin Turner, 40, was the operator of the bicycle that was struck by another vehicle in a 3-unit collision on Hardscrabble Road at Lake Carolina Boulevard on Saturday.

Turner was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland where he died. An autopsy indicated the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head due to the collision.

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. If you have any about this incident or the identity of the driver of the second vehicle you are asked to call 1-800-768-1501 or by dialing *HP (*47).

Friends of the Turner family have also established an online fundraiser for support. If you’d like to donate to it, click here.

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