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Troopers: Driver located, charged after man injured in Anderson Co. hit-and-run

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Tyler Kyle Alexander (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office) Tyler Kyle Alexander (Source: Anderson County Sheriff's Office)
Max Jefferson (Source: Family) Max Jefferson (Source: Family)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Troopers said a man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Anderson County.

According to SC Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 8:45 p.m. along S McDuffie Street, about 0.1 miles east of Anderson.

Troopers said the victim was traveling west on South McDuffie Street on a moped when he was struck in the rear by the hit-and-run suspect vehicle.

The wreck resulted in great bodily injury, per troopers. The victim was not wearing a helmet during the crash and was transported by EMS to AnMed for treatment after being ejected from the moped, said troopers.

Troopers said the driver that fled the scene after striking the the moped was located, arrested and charged on Thursday.

According to SC Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Tyler Kyle Alexander of Anderson has been charged with leaving a scene resulting in great bodily injury, operating a motor vehicle while uninsured and driving too fast for conditions.

Alexander had been traveling in a 1995 Honda when he struck the victim on his moped.

This crash remains under investigation by the SC Highway Patrol.

Family members said Friday that the victim, Tony "Max" Jefferson's condition is worsening.

The family said a $10,000 bond was set for Alexander during a hearing Friday morning. They do not feel that amount is high enough.

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