Jacob Williams


A 74-year-old man is accused of striking a bicyclist with his van and speeding off.

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Jacob Williams Jr. of 498 Gabby Hall Court, Holly Hill, is charged with hit-and-run involving great bodily injury.

The collision occurred at about 8 p.m. Oct. 21, according to a Holly Hill police incident report.

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A Barnes Street resident heard a loud sound and went to Railroad Avenue to check it out.

He saw a van speeding away and the bicyclist on the ground, bleeding.

Orangeburg County EMS transported the 24-year-old bicyclist to the Holly Hill Fire Department where a helicopter flew him to Trident Medical Center.

A day after the collision, the S.C. Highway Patrol asked for the public’s help in trying to locate the van.

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SCHP Trooper 1st Class Tyler Tidwell said, “The S.C. Highway Patrol identified the owner of the vehicle and he confessed to driving the vehicle and leaving the scene. The driver was interviewed at the Holly Hill Police Department.”

Last week, the Holly Hill Police Department helped locate the vehicle.

“Someone happened to see the description of the vehicle in the media and directed us towards a body shop that had the suspect’s vehicle,” Tidwell said.

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