Ford SUV sought in fatal Richmond County hit-and-run

Police continue to search for a champagne colored Ford Explorer that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run Saturday morning.

Adrian L. Gardenhire, 53, of Hephzibah, died Saturday after he was hit by the vehicle while walking in the 4300 block of Deans Bridge Road around 2:45 a.m.

Witnesses estimate the vehicle is a 1996 to 2001 model.

According to the Richmond County sheriff’s Serious Traffic Accident Response Unit, the vehicle will have damage to the left, front corner and driver’s door. There could also be possible damage to the left, front quarter panel and hood.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1000.