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UPDATE: CPD seeks car in possible Steam Mill Rd. hit-and-run; teen killed

Scene from incident between Dogwood Drive and McCartha Drive. (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM) Scene from incident between Dogwood Drive and McCartha Drive. (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County coroner has identified the teen who was killed during a possible hit-and-run accident Thursday morning, and may have clues on what type of car could be involved in the incident. 

The victim has been identified as Romel Dill, 17. Romel was a rising senior at Kendrick High School. The coroner said that Dill was killed in a possible hit-and-run accident off Steam Mill Road Thursday morning near Dimon Elementary School. 

The Columbus Police Department says the car that struck Dill is "believed to be a Volvo sedan," the car may be missing the passenger door outside mirror. 

The initial cause of death is being called blunt force trauma with a possible broken neck, according to the coroner. Dill's body will be taken the to Muscogee County morgue before being taken to Atlanta for an autopsy. 

A heavy police presence is now on the scene between Dogwood Drive and McCartha Drive where the teen was killed after 7 a.m. in the 4000 block of Steam Mill Road. The deputy coroner is also on the scene. 

Law enforcement have reopened Steam Mill Road and cleared the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing at this time, but the coroner said it appears that Dill may have been working out for school sports at the time of the incident. 

If anyone should have any information please contact Crime Stoppers the Hit and Run Investigator at (706)-225-4040.

Check back for more updates on this developing story. 

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