A 43-year-old Columbia man was the victim of a hit-and-run accident about 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the Richland County coroner said.
Dead is Clifton Dennis, who lived on Crane Creek Drive in Columbia.
Coroner Gary Watts said Dennis was reported in the roadway in the 7400 block of Fairfield Road between 10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
He was dead at the scene.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is looking for a two-door Ford Thunderbird, 1987 to 1999 model, possibly with damage to the front headlight and grill area, according to a flyer provided by Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson.
Anyone with information may call (803) 385-3107 or (800) 768-1504.
Watts said an autopsy will be performed on the victim Sunday.