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Warrant: Charges upgraded for suspect in fatal hit and run of bicyclist in Spartanburg Co.

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Morris Edward Davis (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Morris Edward Davis (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
Scene of hit-and-run crash on US 221 in Spartanburg Co. (FOX Carolina/ 6/29/17) Scene of hit-and-run crash on US 221 in Spartanburg Co. (FOX Carolina/ 6/29/17)
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Troopers said a hit-and-run suspect has turned himself in after a fatal Spartanburg County crash took the life of a bicyclist.

Troopers said the crash happened just before 4:45 p.m. along US 221 at Cook Street on Thursday. It was initially reported as a hit-and-run with injuries, blocking the roadway at one point.

According to Trooper Joe Hovis, the suspect involved in the crash was driving a champagne colored Chevrolet Suburban SUV, and was last seen traveling north on US 221 out of Spartanburg. The SUV was also pulling a utility trailer carrying an orange lawn mower.

Troopers confirmed that the 57-year-old bicyclist from Chesnee was fatally injured in the wreck. He was later identified as Dale A. Willenberg, per the coroner.

Willenberg was wearing a helmet during the collision and transported to the hospital where he later died at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, troopers say. An autopsy revealed his cause of death as closed head and body trauma, per the coroner.

Also on Friday, troopers said Morris Edward Davis had turned himself in to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office around 12:54 p.m. He was arrested, transported to the Spartanburg County Jail and initially charged with leaving a scene with personal injury.

After the death of Willenberg, Davis' charges were upgraded to hit and run resulting in death, per warrants.

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