Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Darlington County

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Darlington County

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday morning in Darlington County.

According to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just after 3:00 a.m. A Honda Accord traveling southbound on Society Hill Road fatally struck a pedestrian who was laying in the roadway.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee identified the victim as 32-year-old Freddie Hughes Watkins, Jr. The incident remains under investigation, but no charges are expected to be filed against the driver as the pedestrian was in the roadway, Collins said.

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