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Travelers Rest police identify hit-and-run driver

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The intersection of North Main Street and Scruggs Drive where the crash happened. (Oct. 4, 2012/FOX Carolina) The intersection of North Main Street and Scruggs Drive where the crash happened. (Oct. 4, 2012/FOX Carolina)
A 2009 photo of Jashaun Deck. (Pickens Co. Detention Center) A 2009 photo of Jashaun Deck. (Pickens Co. Detention Center)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police have issued arrest warrants for an Easley man they said fled from a crash in Travelers Rest several weeks ago.

Travelers Rest Police Chief Lance Crowe said Jashaun Deck, 30,  is wanted in connection with the Oct. 3 crash that happened along Main Street.

Crowe said Deck was driving his mother's red Mercedes when it slammed into a black truck head-on at the intersection of North Main Street and Scruggs Drive near Travelers Rest High School, then left scene.

A woman in the truck was taken to the hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. Witnesses told police the driver fled with a child in a getaway vehicle.

"The driver got out of the car, pulled a child out of the car and then got in the car behind him and fled the scene," Travelers Rest Police Chief Lance Crowe said.

Investigators said witness statements along with evidence left behind, including Deck's cell phone, led to probable cause for the warrants.

The Mercedes was Deck's mothers and she had reported it stolen in Gwinnett County, GA, Crowe said.

Deck's driver's license is currently suspended and he has at least five prior convictions of driving under suspension within the last five years, Crowe said. He is also listed as a habitual traffic offender.

Travelers Rest Police have issued warrants for hit-and-run involving great injury, driving under suspension, habitual traffic offender, driving on the wrong side of a divided highway and child passenger restraint violation.

Anyone with information on Deck's whereabouts is asked to call the Travelers Rest Police Department.

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