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Medina native killed in hit-and-run in South Carolina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Jordan Gailey

A Medina High School graduate was killed in a hit-and-run accident on early Sunday morning in South Carolina.

Jordan Gailey, 29, was walking along U.S. 17-A in Summerville when he was struck around 3 a.m. on Sunday. The driver fled the scene.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in investigating the fatal hit-and-run accident. Police do not information on the type or color of vehicle that was involved.

Gailey grew up in Orleans County and was working in construction. He recently moved to Summerville.

He was known as a free spirit and his fun-loving ways, a family member said this morning. Gailey’s Facebook page includes many tributes from his friends, saying he was unforgettable as the life of a party.

After being struck by the vehicle on Sunday, Gailey died about seven hours later at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston.