Woman Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Aiken County, South Carolina
AIKEN COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news report posted at wach.com, a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Aiken County, South Carolina. The news report indicates that the woman, who has not yet been identified by officials, was walking in the middle of a roadway at the time of the collision.*
The accident took place in the early morning on May 10 on Edgefield Highway in Aiken County. South Carolina Highway Patrol and WACH state that a woman and another person were walking on Edgefield Highway at about 4 a.m. that day. The other person was reportedly walking in the shoulder, while the woman was walking in the middle of a lane of travel.
Near Grandmothers Place, a southbound vehicle saw the other person and swerved, then ran into the woman. The vehicle was not described in the news report, and it is not clear how the accident happened. WACH does not say what the two people were doing in the roadway or why the vehicle driver almost hit the other person in the shoulder.
WACH reports that the woman was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The Aiken County Coroner’s Office is investigating the accident, and the coroner has not released the identity of the victim, pending notification to next of kin.
The person walking with the victim has also not been identified, nor has the driver of the vehicle. No other injuries were reported from the accident. The coroner’s office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are still investigating.
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