Deans Bridge Road pedestrian killed this morning identified

A man walking along Deans Bridge Road early this morning was struck and killed by a motor vehicle that left the scene.


He has been identified as Adrian L. Gardenhire, 53, of Hephzibah.

According to a statement from the the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place about 2:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of Deans Bridge Road.

Authorities say they are looking for what might be a champagne colored Ford Explorer or Expedition and have notified police in Burke County and Wrens.

The state crime lab will conduct an autopsy, according to the news release.




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