Pedestrian killed by truck near Santee, but his identity is a mystery

South Carolina Highway Patrol
South Carolina Highway Patrol(WRDW)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 9:54 PM EDT
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SANTEE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - A pedestrian was killed by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon in Orangeburg County.

The accident happened around 6:20 p.m., on northbound interstate 95 near the 98-mile marker.

According to Trooper Nick Pye, a 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling north on I-95. The pedestrian was traveling west.

The tractor-trailer then struck the pedestrian. The driver did not suffer any injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office said the pedestrian was carrying no identification, so they don’t know who he was.

“We are asking for the public’s help if they live in the Santee area or may have been in the area just before the collision,” the agency said in a statement.

The pedestrian was a Black man possibly in his 40s or early 50s, wearing a gold shirt with blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone who may know who he was is urged to call 803-533-5842 or 888-850- 8667.

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