Coroner identifies Awendaw man hit, killed by car

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner's Office has released the identification of the man killed in an auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday evening in the area of Highway 17 and Chandler Road in Awendaw.

86-year-old Thaddeus Deas, of Awendaw, died from blunt force injuries.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says Deas was walking southbound on Highway 17 in the roadway when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Avalon that was traveling south.

According to authorities the driver did not see Deas before the impact.

The sheriff's office says charges are not expected.

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