Pedestrian hit by car and killed in Lynchburg

Pedestrian hit by car and killed in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, S.C. (WIS) - An investigation is underway after a person was hit by a car and killed in Lee County early Monday morning.

The Sheriff’s Department said it happened near the parking lot of the Gethsemane Apostolic Church on Highway 76 (Florence Hwy) in Lynchburg. That’s near Red Top Road, west of the town.

When deputies arrived on the scene they were told the driver of a 2002 Mada MPV Van had hit a pedestrian.

EMS on the scene informed officials that the driver of the van was waiting at Gethsemane Apostolic Church in the back of a gray sedan driven by his mother.

The driver of the van got out of the gray sedan and was placed in a patrol car. They were later turned over to a State Trooper.

The pedestrian, later identified as Charlton Smith III, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

No charges have been filed at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.

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