Fatal hit-and-run suspect named

Richmond County authorities have named a 29-year-old man as their suspect in a fatal hit-and-run.

Ricky Lavon Oliphant Jr. is wanted for striking James Curry, 64, on Olive Road on July 21, said Richmond County Sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay.

Curry was pushing a shopping cart down the center turn lane when he was stuck by a pickup truck, which fled the scene. Curry died four days later at a hospital.

Gay said Oliphant is wanted on charges of vehicular homicide, felony hit and run, improper passing and driving while license revoked.

Oliphant was released from prison on May 13, on parole for a conviction of theft by receiving stolen property.

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