1-Year-Old Child Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Newberry, South Carolina
NEWBERRY, SC. – According to a news report published online by wistv.com, a 1-year-old child was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle in Newberry, South Carolina. The child was reportedly crossing a street in Newberry, when the vehicle ran into him. The driver of the vehicle will not be charged, authorities say.*
The accident occurred in the evening on February 9 on Macedonia Church Road in Newberry. At approximately 8 p.m., a child was walking across Macedonia Church Road, and an eastbound 2002 Chevrolet SUV struck him. It is not clear if a parent or adult was watching the child at the time or if the child was outside unattended.
The child was critically injured in the accident and did not survive. It is not clear if he died at a hospital or at the scene. The Newberry County Coroner has identified the child, but his name is withheld from this story due to privacy considerations. The child was reportedly 20 months old. An autopsy will be performed.
The driver of the Chevy, who has been identified only as a 29 year old, was reportedly not injured in the accident. South Carolina Highway Patrol conducted an investigation into potential fault on the part of the driver, and Troopers have reported that no charges will be filed. The driver was not speeding and was not under the influence of any substances at the time.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, however, to determine why the child ended up in the street and whether the accident could have been prevented. Troopers have not yet released additional information regarding their investigation.
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