FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An Effingham man is dead after being struck by a car early Sunday morning.
According to Investigator Keith Lutcken with the Florence County Coroner's Office, 47-year-old Bennie Daniels Jr. of Effingham was struck at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday while walking along Alligator Road.
Lutcken said Daniels was a Black male wearing dark clothing and was in the direct path of traffic. He died on the scene as a result of the collision.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident occurred 2 tenths of a mile south of the city of Florence. The driver, a 23-year-old male from Florence was traveling west in a 4-door Kia and was not injured in the collision. He was wearing a seat belt.
An attempt was made to avoid Daniels. Speed was reported to not be a factor. The driver has no charges filed against him.