Coroner identifies child struck on Columbia Highway in Monetta

Child hit on Columbia Highway near Academy Street
Published: Dec. 4, 2022 at 5:06 PM EST
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MONETTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Sunday just before noon, a child was killed by a car traveling on Columbia Highway.

According to the Aiken County Coroner’s Office, 4-year-old Zaviaion Stewart was walking along the highway near Academy Street with their siblings when Stewart tried to cross the road.

At 11:44 a.m., a 2016 Chevrolet SUV was driving down the highway and struck Stewart, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Cpl. Nick Pye says two people were inside of the SUV but were not injured.

The coroner said the child died at the scene from their injuries and an autopsy has been scheduled in Newberry.

The Coroner’s Office and Highway Patrol will continue an investigation into the accident.

It was the second fatal crash in two days in Aiken County. Delmer Walton, 39, of Blackville, died in a single-vehicle crash just before 3 a.m. Saturday on Surrey Race Road near Kittery Street just southwest of Salley.