November hit and run victim dies Christmas Eve

akflanagan@thestate.comDecember 26, 2013 

— Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the victim of a hit and run that occurred on Nov. 17.

Rufus Turnipseed, 54, of Columbia died Tuesday from injuries after being struck by an unidentified vehicle in the 2100 block of Harden Street.

Turnipseed was taken to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital by EMS after being struck.

The City of Columbia Police Department continues to investigate.

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