UPDATE: Coroner ID’s pedestrian struck, killed by SLED vehicle on Millwood Ave.; SLED agent on administrative duties

Pedestrian hit and killed

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle on Millwood Avenue in Columbia.

The accident happened when the pedestrian was hit by a black Ford SUV owned by the State Law Enforcement Division early Tuesday morning, according to SCHP.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Freddie James Wilson, Jr., 58, of Columbia.

SLED has identified the driver of the vehicle as Robert Turnley, who they said in a statement is now on administrative duties.

“Our condolences to the family of the victim from this morning’s pedestrian fatality on Millwood Avenue. SLED Special Agent Robert Turnley has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation into the incident and an internal review by SLED,” a SLED spokesperson said in a statement.

Special Agent Turnley has been with SLED since March 2004.

All lanes at the 2500 block of Millwood Avenue are now back open.

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