Police cruiser lights at the scene of a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Charleston, SC

Date of Incident: March 8th, 2023

South Carolina Reporting Authority: Charleston County Coroner’s Office

Type of Accident: Pedestrian Accident

Location of Accident: Mile marker 221 on I-26 in Charleston, SC

Injuries: Fatal

Description of Accident: A 72-year-old man from Charleston, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday night crash. According to Charleston Police spokesperson Elisabeth Wolfsen, the incident was reported around 7:20 p.m. and occurred when a Toyota Highlander traveling eastbound on I-26 struck the man near mile marker 221 split to U.S. Highway 17. The driver of the Toyota cooperated with investigators and did not show signs of impairment. The interstate was closed until 2:40 a.m. Thursday while members of the Major Accident Investigation Team processed the scene. Wolfsen said no charges have been filed at this time, but the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 843-965-4084.

Local media Coverage: Live 5 News WCSC