Police Need Your Help in Solving a Fatal Hit-and-Run in Summerville
SUMMERVILLE, SC (CAROLINE BALCHUNAS, WTAT-TV) — Two years ago a man was killed in a hit-and-run in Summerville. Since then, the case has gone cold and the suspect is still at large. Officials are now calling on the public to help them solve this case.
Investigators still do not know who hit 29-year-old Jordan Gailey exactly two years ago. “A human being’s life was taken and there’s a family that will never see that person ever again,” said Lance Corporal Matthew Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Southern says Highway Patrol is eager to solve the case. “As time goes on, it does get very difficult for us to solve these. That’s why we’re making this plea to the public, somebody may have seen something,” he said. “It may have been the smallest thing. You may have seen a car speeding out of here, you may have seen a car up the road with some damage on it.”
Troopers say Gailey was hit while walking his bicycle home from work. It happened around 3 a.m. around the intersection of Highway 17-A and Farmington Road. Both Gailey and the vehicle were traveling northbound.
Authorities say the driver left the scene and very little evidence behind, but Southern says the suspect may have been driving a dark car, possibly a Dodge Charger.
“One thing that we did shortly after the crash was canvassed the area and we had troopers that came out here and actually held road checks,” he said.
Without new tips, he said there’s not much more they can do, but they’re hopeful Gailey’s family will eventually get closure.
“It might be the smallest tip out there, but that tip may lead us to another tip and once we can follow up on those tips, we can possibly bring this to a close.”
If you have any information you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or SCHP at 843-953-6000 with any information.