Police Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Elderly Woman

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- The Columbia Police Department is asking for the publics help finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 67-year-old woman Saturday night.

The incident happened last night at the 3600 block of Broad River Road.

As a result, the victim who’s been identified by Richland County Coroner’s Office as 67-year-old Alicesene Dear Gilmore of Hopkins died from blunt force trauma to the torso.

Medical staff pronounced Gilmore deceased shortly before midnight at a local hospital.

Initial information indicates that Gilmore and two relatives were walking from Trenton Court Apartments to a local store when a vehicle struck Gilmore and left the scene.

According to witnesses, the vehicle is possibly white. A surveillance picture of the car of interest has been released.

The Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating.

To receive up to $1000 for information about the crime or if you know the identity of the suspect, citizens are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information or go to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.