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Troopers: Restaurant owner arrested in hit-and-run that seriously injured Spartanburg man

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Gerhard Grommer (Source: SCSO) Gerhard Grommer (Source: SCSO)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Troopers said Tuesday that the suspect in a hit-and-run crash from July that left a Spartanburg man seriously hurt had been arrested.

Troopers said Gerhard Grommer, 60, of Spartanburg turned himself in at the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Monday.

The crash occurred on July 14 along Fernwood Glendale Road.

The victim, 27-year-old Austin Meitzler, was walking south when troopers said Grommer hit him while traveling in a 2002 GMC pickup truck and then fled the scene.

Grommer is the owner of Gerhard's Cafe on East Main Street.

A warrant for hit and run with great bodily injury was served at the detention center.

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