UPDATE From Macon Police Department at 4:40 p.m. 03/14/14 - The Macon Police Department is continuing the investigation of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours today. The department is no longer looking for the Ford F150 described in the original news release. Further information will be released as it comes available.
MACON - On 03/14/14 at approximately 3:15am, the Macon Police Department was notified by 911 of an accident involving a pedestrian occurred on Highway 63 hear the Macon County Fairgrounds.
The victim, a 20-year old white male of Macon, was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing the highway. The victim was accompanied by friends who reported the vehicle to be a Ford F150 truck, dark in color, possibly blue and appeared to be low-profile, traveling southbound.
No further description of the vehicle or driver is available, however, the vehicle is believed to have front-end damage due to impact of the accident. The vehicle continued to travel southbound without stopping.
The victim was immediately loaded into a personal vehicle and taken to the Samaritan Hospital. From there, the victim was life-flighted to a Columbia hospital for treatment of life-threatening, serious injuries.
The Macon Police Department is asking for the public's help to solve this crime. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Macon Police Department at 660-385-2195 or the Anonymous Tips Line at 660-395-1111.