Victim identified in fatal car accident in Berkeley County

Victim identified in fatal car accident in Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Troopers of the South Carolina Highway Patrol say one person is dead after an auto-pedestrian accident in Berkeley County Friday night.

Authorities say 61-year-old Elijah Howell was driving south down Trojan Road just before 11 p.m. last night, when he hit and killed a pedestrian.

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 27-year-old Inetha Pelote.

She was taken to MUSC, where she was pronounced dead around 1 a.m.

Officials say the accident is under investigation.

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