The Hartman Law Firm, LLC | October 9, 2023, at 10:34 a.m.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 26 in South Carolina on Saturday night. The fatal collision occurred around 7:52 PM on the westbound side of I-26, approximately one mile from the U.S. Highway 78 exit, according to Master Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The victim, who has not yet been identified pending notification of next of kin, was hit by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene after the impact. The pedestrian died at the site of the crash.
Authorities have not yet released a description of the suspect vehicle involved in the hit-and-run. The westbound lanes of I-26 were shut down for a period on Saturday night as investigators examined the scene.
Officials urge anyone with information about this deadly hit-and-run to contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 843-953-6000 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111. The search continues for the driver responsible for this fatal collision.