SCHP: Pedestrian killed in Colleton


COLLETON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened on Sidneys Road Monday morning.

According to SCHP Trooper Bridget Wyant, a driver in a Chevy Tahoe was going north on Sidneys Road near Chestnut Rd. around 6 a.m. when he struck a pedestrian who was walking with the flow of traffic in all dark clothing.

According to Colleton County Fire and Rescue officials, the driver had just left the Pak-a-Sac convenience store.

Trooper Wyant said the pedestrian was struck from behind and was not visible to the driver. He was pronounced dead at the scene. CCFR officials also confirm the woman was wearing all black clothing and there are no street lights on the roadway.

Trooper Wyant also said the 20-year-old driver was not injured. The accident is under investigation.