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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle, Raising Concerns Over Safety in Greenville County

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Pedestrian tragically killed by vehicle in Greenville County

Greenville, S.C. – A somber cloud descended upon the city of Greenville in the early hours of Sunday as a pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle. The South Carolina Highway Patrol quickly arrived at the scene to assess the situation and begin investigations.

An unfortunate incident leading to a death on the road

The accident occurred approximately at 2:02 a.m. along U.S. 25 near Gant Street. According to the Highway Patrol, a northbound Ford Explorer struck a pedestrian attempting to cross the road at the time. Despite immediate attention from emergency services, the pedestrian sadly succumbed to the injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity has yet to be disclosed by the County Coroner’s office, with further details pending contact with their next of kin. At this early stage, the reason the pedestrian was on the highway at this hour is still unclear.

Status of the driver

The status, identity, and potential charges against the driver of the Ford Explorer have not been released at this time. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is handling the investigation and will provide updates as soon as they are available.

Increased calls for pedestrian safety measures

This tragic incident emphasizes the need for stricter pedestrian safety measures on our roads, especially during late hours. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in local pedestrian fatalities, raising concerns amongst the citizens of Greenville County. These tragedies accentuate the need for better illumination, additional crosswalks, and overall heightened safety measures for pedestrians.

Authorities are doing all they can to ensure safety but urge pedestrians and drivers to exercise caution while on the roads. People are advised to make use of pedestrian sidewalks where possible and refrain from jaywalking, especially in the dark and unlit areas. On the other hand, drivers are also reminded to adhere to speed limits and keep an eye out for pedestrians, particularly during late hours.

Request for Information

Investigators are keen to gather any possible leads or witnesses to the incident. Members of the public, especially anyone who might have been around U.S. 25 around the time of the incident, are being calling upon to contribute any useful information they may have. Doing so could considerably advance the ongoing investigation and provide much-needed clarity for all the parties involved.

This story is still developing, and further updates will be provided as they come.


Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle, Raising Concerns Over Safety in Greenville County

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