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Troopers search for info after hit and run in Campobello

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One of the signs family and friends put up near where Garcia was hit. (Oct. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina) One of the signs family and friends put up near where Garcia was hit. (Oct. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina)
CAMPOBELLO, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for information about a hit and run that left the victim seriously injured.

Troopers said they are looking for the driver that hit a pedestrian near Campobello in Spartanburg on Sept. 28.

The victim was walking south on Old Mill Road at about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday when a car hit her from behind, troopers said. They identified the victim as Alice Garcia, 23, and said she was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Friends and family have been doing everything they can to try to find whoever's responsible. 

Kirby Mack spent Tuesday afternoon posting fliers to street lamps, sticking them on car windshields and handing them to store owners. He said a group of friends had a barbecue at his house Saturday night, and while some people were hanging around a campfire, Garcia went for a walk. 

"We just heard a thump, thump. It almost sounded like a car going over a bridge with like a trailer hitch, but shortly after, right after the thump, we heard a really weird moan, and at that time, we knew someone got hit by a car. And it was an overwhelming feeling when we knew it was her," said Mack.

Garcia's grandmother and aunt have been taking care of her 2-year-old son. They hope whoever was driving that night will step forward. 

Troopers said they did not know the make or model of the vehicle.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call Highway Patrol at 864-587-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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