Man identified in auto pedestrian accident in N. Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - One person is dead following an auto pedestrian accident in North Charleston Friday night.

Jonathan Ruiz Velez, a 35-year-old from North Charleston, was identified as the deceased by the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

The incident happened in the area of Ashley Phosphate near Peppercorn Lane.

Shortly before 10 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision and a pedestrian being struck.

Velez was crossing along the 3300 block of Ashley Phosphate when he was struck by a vehicle, officials say.

He was transported to Roper Northwoods where he subsequently died from his injuries.

North Charleston Police Department is the investigating agency.

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