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Pedestrian Dies After Vehicle Collision in Sumter County, South Carolina

February 14, 2019

SUMTER COUNTY, SC. – A pedestrian died from her injuries after a February 2 vehicle collision in Sumter County, South Carolina, according to a news story reported online by Officials have released the identity of the pedestrian, but the driver of the vehicle has not been identified. It is not clear if the driver will be charged.* 

The crash occurred on the evening of February 2 on U.S. Highway 15 in Sumter County. Shortly before 7 p.m., a pedestrian was walking south on U.S. 15 North. In the area of Pendar Lane, a northbound 2007 Ford SUV ran into the pedestrian. The model of the SUV was not included in reports. 

The pedestrian was severely injured in the collision, and an ambulance crew transported her to Prisma Health Richland for emergency medical treatment. She did not survive her injuries, and officials pronounced her deceased at the hospital on February 3. 

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 35-year-old Ms. Johns, of Sumter. The coroner’s office said an autopsy would be performed. 

The driver of the Ford has not been identified. The driver and two unidentified passengers in the Ford were not injured in the collision. Authorities said they were all wearing seat belts. 

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. It is not clear if Johns was walking in a lane of travel or was attempting to cross the highway at the time. Authorities did not report on any factors they suspect might have contributed to the crash, and they did not say whether any charges were expected to be filed.

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