Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in I-526 crash; Police search for witnesses

VIDEO: Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in I-526 crash; Police search for witnesses

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office released the name of the 66-year-old man who died early Thursday morning when he was struck on I-526.

Aron Gibbs Jr., from Charleston, died at approximately 6:05 a.m. at the scene from injuries suffered when he was struck by a vehicle.

Investigators with the North Charleston Police Department say they believe Gibbs was struck by more than one vehicle and want anyone who witnessed the incident, or has additional information, to call the police department’s traffic unit at 843-745-1077.

The incident closed the westbound side of the interstate for five hours while multiple agencies worked to clear the scene.

North Charleston Police responded shortly after 6 a.m. to the crash in the westbound lanes of the interstate between Paramount Drive and Leeds Avenue, Deputy Police Chief Scott Deckard said.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash was reported at 6:24 a.m. near exit 15, the exit for Dorchester Road. Drivers were being diverted off the interstate onto Dorchester Road to avoid the scene.

Multiple agencies, including North Charleston Police and Charleston County EMS, responded to the scene.

The closure meant major delays for drivers who rely on I-526 to get to the West Ashley area because I-26, a likely alternate route, quickly backed up.

North Charleston Police continue to investigate what caused the crash.

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