June 19, 2013 in SConFire.com Incidents
A man died after he was hit by an S.C. Highway Patrol car while he was walking on U.S. 21 on Wednesday morning near Beaufort.
Just before 5 a.m., a trooper reported he had hit a pedestrian near the highway’s intersection with Martin Lane, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the crash.
A 68-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released, pending notification of his family.
He was walking south on U.S. 21. The trooper, Troop First Class D.W. Stephens, 41, was on duty and driving a marked Ford Crown Victoria.
U.S. 21 between Seabrook Center and Martin Lane was closed until about 7:30 a.m.
The investigation continues.
Check back with The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet for more details as they become available.