Victims identified after being hit by vehicles on Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia

Victims identified after being hit by vehicles on Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Two people who died after being hit by vehicles on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia on Thursday evening have been identified.

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victims as Rodney T. Mack, 41, of Gaston and Mack S. Rogers, 27, of West Columbia.

Officials said the collision happened on the 900 block of Sunset Boulevard around 6 p.m.

According to the West Columbia Police Department, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at that time. A witness who saw the incident happen stopped to help the person. The witness who stopped did not hit the pedestrian. Moments later, that person was hit by another vehicle.

One man who has lived in the area for 50 years said this intersection has grown increasingly dangerous.

“That intersection does not have any caution light or red lights and it’s very treacherous and risky to come out sometimes, especially at the hour that we’re talking about,” said Weldon Fallaw. "The 6 o’clock hour with darkness would be very difficult to see any of the pedestrians crossing.”

Police officials said the two drivers have not been charged at this time. However, the case remains under investigation.

All lanes were blocked on the road, but Sunset Boulevard has reopened.

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