LELAND — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran is dead after being struck by a silver sedan while driving a scooter in Leland. Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect.
“Only July 10, Sidney Joe Lanier, a veteran of the United States Marines Corp was travelling southbound on U.S. 17/74, at the Brunswick River Bridge, on his Honda Ruckus scooter. Two vehicles traveling southbound behind Mr. Lanier, recklessly and at a high rate of speed, approached his position and struck Mr. Lanier’s scooter causing massive injuries, which culminated his death …” according to Leland Police Department Spokesman Jeremy Humphries.
A week later police are still looking for the driver who struck Lanier. Police believe the driver was in a silver-colored passenger car.
“If anyone witnessed the event, and has any information on the damaged silver sedan, please call the Leland Police Department at 910-408-3052. The Leland Police department feel the public can play a major part in the apprehension of the suspect in this case,” Humphries said.