Coroner identifies pedestrian who died in Savannah Highway crash

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 9:00 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 4:52 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County coroner has released the name of the Charleston woman who was killed Monday night in an accident on Savannah Highway.

Logan Torgerson, 27, died at 8:20 p.m. at MUSC from blunt force injuries after a motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:55 p.m. on Savannah Highway near Orleans Road, according to Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal.

The Charleston Police Department says their Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the fatal crash. They say Torgerson was hit by a vehicle in the 2020 block of Savannah Highway.

Police say the woman was attempting to cross Savannah Highway on foot and was struck by a Ford Fusion sedan traveling South on Savannah Highway.

Investigators closed travel lanes on Savannah Highway between Skylark Drive and Orleans Road for several hours as they collected evidence and processed the scene.

Several witnesses were present at the time of the crash, and officers say they provided statements to investigators. Charleston police say the driver of the automobile stopped and cooperated with the investigation.

Officers say all lanes on Savannah Highway were re-opened to traffic at approximately 10:50 p.m. that night.

This fatal collision remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with any information that may be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Division at 843-965-4084.

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