Man killed in Florence Co. while pushing vehicle off road

Florence County, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Florence County Coroner's Office has identified the man who was hit and killed on a Pee Dee roadway early Monday morning.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews says Rowland Smith died just before 12:15 a.m. Monday after he was struck by a vehicle on Claussen Road. Smith was killed as he attempted to push a vehicle off the road when another truck tried to pass Smith and hit him.

The driver of the truck was taken to Carolinas Hospital in Florence, while a passenger was taken to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol says charges are forthcoming, but are unsure of exactly what they will be.

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