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Coroner identifies pedestrian struck and killed by truck in Florence County

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a U-Haul truck on Highway 327 Thursday night, according to Trooper Hannah Wimberly with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Bernard Thompson, 54, of Florence, was identified as the deceased pedestrian by Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken Friday morning.

At about 6:40 p.m., a 2009 U-Haul truck was traveling north on Highway 327, also known as Williston Road, and Golden Pond Lane, when it struck Thompson, according to SCHP. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries, Wimberly said.

The accident is still under investigation by the SCHP and the Florence County Coroner's Office.

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