Highway Patrol Investigating Pedestrian Death in Lexington County, South Carolina
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported at fitsnews.com, South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly pedestrian accident that occurred in Lexington County, South Carolina. The accident reportedly occurred during the week of April 29 and involved a pedestrian and a pickup truck.*
Authorities say the accident took place on Augusta Highway in Gilbert, Lexington County, South Carolina. At approximately 10:15 p.m. that day, a pedestrian was walking in the 4200 block of the highway and was struck by a passing pickup truck. It is not clear what direction either was headed, and no description of the truck was provided in the report.
The news report did not say whether the pedestrian was attempting to cross the highway or had been walking on the edge of the road. The driver of the pickup truck, who was not identified by officials, stayed at the scene after the accident and reportedly tried to provide aid to the pedestrian. The driver was reportedly not injured.
Fitsnews reports that the pedestrian was mortally injured in the collision and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He was identified as a 46-year-old man from Lexington, South Carolina.
South Carolina Highway Patrol is in the process of investigating the accident. At the time of the Fitsnews report, no charges had been filed. The report says that it appears the victim had some kind of contact with emergency responders in the county prior to the collision. The report said the nature of this interaction was not known.
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