Girl dies days after being hit by car on parkway

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A 15-year-old girl who was struck by a car on the Glenn McConnell Parkway last week died Thursday.

According to investigators, 15-year-old Mckayla Matthews, of West Ashley, was attempting to cross the road from the Heron Reserve apartment complex to Bairds Cove on Friday night. Police say a vehicle struck Matthews after she stopped in a lane to pick up her cell phone.

Matthews died from injuries sustained in accident, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

The Charleston Police Department says that after conducting witness interviews, the driver will not charged.

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