CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lanes on Savannah Highway have been reopened to traffic after a motorist was hit while attempting to remove a dead deer from the roadway early Wednesday morning, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Officials say the accident happened around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, near the Ponderosa neighborhood.
Deputies say the motorist struck a deer just before the Viaduct on Highway 17 southbound. The victim then attempted to remove the deer from the road when he was hit by a truck.
Multiple lanes were closed as authorities responded to the accident.
Officials say no one was hurt in the second accident, and the investigation is ongoing.