Zion Toland (Family photo)
Orangeburg County, SC (WLTX) - A six-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Orangeburg County.
The accident took place just after 7 a.m. on Highway 178 outside of the town of North.
State troopers say the boy was crossing the road when he was hit by a pickup traveling east. The child died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
State troopers say the child was a student at Dover Elementary School in North. Family members have identified the child as Zion Toland.
A family member tells News19 the child had just celebrated his birthday last Saturday.
State troopers continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the accident.