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Family of Hit & Run Victim Offers $1,200 Reward for Information in Augusta Case


The family of a man killed while walking alongside an Augusta road last month is offering $1,200 for information leading to the hit & run driver.

Jerry Brandon McKinnon, 38, was struck around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 by a vehicle on Coleman Avenue, down the road from Bernie Ward Community Center. McKinnon was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim’s brother, Bryan McKinnon of Sardis, said the family has put together $1,200 in hopes it will help find out who killed his brother.

Bryan McKinnon said evidence at the scene suggests it was possibly a dark blue vehicle involved in the wreck.  He said his brother was 5 feet off the road when he was hit on the 2700 block of Coleman Avenue.

“We’re thinking he was walking back toward the library,” Bryan McKinnon said. “He has friends in that area.”

The victim lived in Burke County before losing his job and moving back to Augusta where he could walk around easily. He had lost his truck and was going downhill, his brother said.

But the grieving family would like some closure with an arrest of the driver who hit him. If you know anything, please call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1020.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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