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Coroner identifies pedestrian killed near Batesburg-Leesville Tuesday night

Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle on June 20, 2017 at approximately 10:00 P.M. on U.S. 178 near Batesburg-Leesville.

According to the coroner, Mr. Ryan Kneece, 27, of Batesburg was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a 2007 Ford van. Mr. Kneece was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained on impact. An autopsy has been scheduled for June 21, 2017.

Following their investigation, the South Carolina Highway Patrol released a statement that the driver, who was not injured in the collision, will not face charges because Mr. Kneece was in the roadway.

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