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Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle near Batesburg-Leesville Tuesday night

Batesburg-Leesville, SC (Paul Kirby) A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the Batesburg-Leesville area late Tuesday night. The crash happened on US Highway 178 around 10 p.m.

Batesburg-Leesville PD officers say that the deceased was walking in the middle of the highway when he was hit by a van. The driver of the van stopped, notified the authorities of the accident, and stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.

Emergency services responded but the victim had already died as a result of the injuries received from the collision. No charges are expected against the van’s driver in the accident.

The coroner has not yet released the victim's name.

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