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Leland Police still searching for driver responsible for death of Marine veteran in scooter crash

The incident occurred July 10 and the victim passed away three days later due to injuries sustained in the crash.

Leland Police are searching for the driver of a sliver sedan responsible in the death of a Marine Corps veteran (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)
Leland Police are searching for the driver of a sliver sedan responsible in the death of a Marine Corps veteran. (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

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.

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