Man charged in Hwy 17 wreck which killed pedestrian

RAVENEL, SC (WCSC) - Charges have been filed against the driver who veered off Highway 17 and killed a 48-year-old man in Ravenel on Tuesday.

Brandon Shuman, of Ludowici, Georgia, is charged with violation of due care statute.

The Charleston County Coroner identified the victim as Marino San Martin, from Miami Beach.  Authorities say he died from blunt force trauma.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened around 9:20 a.m. near 4627 Savannah Highway, when Shuman veered off the road in his 2007 Ford Focus and hit San Martin.

Investigators did say that Shuman was dealing with a medical issue.

Shuman is scheduled to appear in court on September 13.

Savannah Highway was closed for hours following the accident.

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