South Charlotte

Search for hit-run suspect

Authorities in South Carolina are continuing their search for a man wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision Wednesday night in Lancaster.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Markevius Deandre Hood, 25, of Lancaster.

Police want to talk to him about a collision in which a Lincoln rear-ended a motorcycle about 7:25 p.m. on eastbound Chesterfield Avenue (S.C. 903), near U.S. 521. The driver of the motorcycle, John Haver, 68, of Lancaster, was killed. He was not wearing a helmet, the S.C. Highway Patrol says.

According to police, the driver of the Lincoln abandoned his vehicle and ran off. Police searched throughout the night for the suspect, but he got away.

The Rock Hill Herald reported today that Hood was charged by Lancaster police with a hit-and-run incident in May. It is not known if that case ever was heard in court.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Lancaster Police, 803-283-1171.

The Rock Hill Herald contributed.