High school counselor killed in weekend crash on Hwy. 78

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A Dorchester County high school is mourning the loss of a school counselor who died after a vehicle struck the bicycle she was riding Sunday morning on Highway 78.

Ashley Ridge High School said Megan Walters Rafferty, 33, died Sunday.

“The Ashley Ridge Family lost an Extraordinary young woman yesterday,” a post on the school’s Facebook page Monday stated. “Please keep our whole AR family and her family in your prayers.”

The Ashley Ridge Family lost an ExtraordinARy young woman yesterday. Please keep our whole AR family and her family in your prayers.

Posted by Ashley Ridge High School on Monday, September 9, 2019

Dorchester County School District 2 spokesperson Pat Raynor said Jenkins was a counselor at the school.

The crash happened at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday on Highway 78 near Southern Drive, SCHP Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said. Troopers say a Toyota RAV4 struck Rafferty.

Troopers charged 30-year-old Lindsay N. Walters with driving too fast for conditions and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, Southern said. Walters was not injured in the crash, he said. Walters was being held on a $5,000 bond in the drug charge at the Dorchester County Jail. A judge set a personal recognizance bond on the charge of driving too fast for conditions.

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said an autopsy will be performed on the victim on Tuesday at MUSC.

Meanwhile, Rafferty’s family will receive friends at a visitation Thurday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at James A. Dyal Funeral Home at 303 South Main St. in Summerville. A prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m. led by the Rev. Dr. Marlene Walters.

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