Police: Pedestrian dead after crash involving car on East Bay St.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department says a person has died after they were hit by a car on East Bay Street Tuesday night.
The department is investigating after a person in a wheelchair was hit by a car, according to Lt. Corey Taylor.
Taylor says the person succumbed to the injuries.
Inspector Michael Gillooly said the car was traveling south on East Bay Street near South Street when the person was struck in a dark section of the roadway without a marked crosswalk.
Gillooly says the driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators while showing no signs of impairment. No charges have been filed at this time.
Officers closed East Bay Street between Reid and South Streets, according to the department’s Twitter. The road reopened around 10:10 p.m. to traffic.
Anyone with information asked to contact the department’s traffic unit at 843-965-4084.
The Charleston Police Department is investigating the crash.
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