A pedestrian who has been identified as Lonnie Edward Glanton, 53, of Edgefield, died on Hwy 23 near Maple Avenue in the town of Edgefield around 1:00, Saturday morning, Aug. 4. Glanton died on the scene from what an autopsy on Monday determined to be multiple blunt force injuries to his body. The Edgefield Police Department, the Edgefield Sheriff’s Office, and the SC Highway Patrol all responded to the scene. The roadway was closed to traffic for over 6 hours as investigators tried to piece together the accident scene. SCHP was on the scene reconstructing the accident, and Edgefield PD, who is investigating this incident, confirmed for the Advertiser, Sunday, that Glanton was the victim of a hit and run. A spokesperson with Edgefield PD stated that they believe the accident occurred between 12:30 and 1:00 Saturday morning and that they are searching for a “ghost vehicle” that is out there that would have damage to it as a result of this incident. As such, Edgefield PD is asking that anyone who might have information on this crime to call their office at 637-4060.
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