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Coroner identifies victim of fatal crash involving vehicle, pedestrian

The Charleston Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a...
The Charleston Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car Wednesday night.(Live 5/File)
Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 8:59 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2021 at 8:48 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Coroner’s Office has identified a 63-year-old man that was fatally struck by a car Wednesday night.

Raul Perez died as a result of injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said.

Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen says a man was struck by a vehicle traveling north on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard near the intersection of Downing Street just after 10:30 p.m. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Wolfsen says investigators closed all lanes of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard for several hours while they collected evidence.

Wolfsen says the vehicle fled the scene of the accident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Charleston Police’s Traffic Division at 843-965-4084 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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