Body found along Summerville roadside overnight

Body found along Summerville roadside overnight

According to authorities, a body was found on the roadside overnight in Dorchester County.

The body was discovered at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on a portion of Central Avenue near Embassy Drive in Summerville

The body has been identified as 24-year-old Jeremy Allen Powell.

Highway Patrol first reported his death as a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.

But, the Dorchester County coroner says they are investigating if a car hit Powell before or after he died.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Dorchester County Coroner's Office, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol and are currently investigating details of the case, including the cause of death.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place Monday.

This is a developing story. Please check back as we gather more information.

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