Coroner: Body found on I-26 median was struck by vehicle

Published: Dec. 1, 2011 at 6:20 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM EST
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a body that was found on a median on I-26 is that of a young white male who was struck by a vehicle.

The body was discovered by workers mowing grass Thursday along Interstate 26 in Dorchester County.

The coroner's office said the official cause of death is skull fractures due to being struck by the vehicle. The body has not been identified.

Authorities say the work crew discovered a body in the high grass in the median just before the 178 mile marker around 11:45 a.m. The crime scene was located near the Harleyville / Holly Hill exit.

Authorities say the victim apparently was dropped off not far from that location on Nov. 13, which means the body could have been there for almost a month.

Multiple departments including the SC Highway Patrol and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office responded.

Authorities are continuing the investigation.

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