COLUMBIA, SC — UPDATED (4:15pm Feb 5): Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim as 33-year-old Osric T. Bittle of Rock Hill.
Watts said an autopsy performed Tuesday morning found the man died of blunt-force injuries "consistent with being struck by a vehicle."
ORIGINAL STORY: The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man found dead Monday morning just off Farrow Road near I-77 in Richland County was the victim of a hit-and-run.
A motorist driving by spotted the body of a man near a patch of trees near the side of Farrow Road, Trooper David Jones said.
The mans identity will likely be made public later Monday, Jones said.
Investigators say the hit-and-run occured some time between Feb. 2 and 8 a.m. Feb. 3 on Farrow Road, northbound, just north of the I-77 bridge.
The site is close to the Residence Inn on Legrande Road.
Investigators are looking for a blue 2001-2008 model Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.