A 43-year-old Columbia man was the victim of a hit-and-run accident about 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the coroner said.
Dead is Clifton Dennis, who lived on Crane Creek Drive in Columbia.
Coroner Gary Watts said Dennis was reported in the roadway in the 7400 block of Fairfield Road last night between 10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
He was dead at the scene.
The S.C. Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation, Watts said.