Eastover Man Struck, Killed Walking Across Garners Ferry Road

The person killed in a hit and run on Garners Ferry Road has been identified.

COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) - An Eastover man is dead after being struck by a car as he attempted to walk across Garners Ferry Road, according to Richland County coroner Gary Watts.


Al Rogers Higgins, 51, of Eastover died Saturday morning as a result of blunt trauma of the torso and head, according to Watts.


Officials say Higgins was attempting to cross the road in the 7000 block of Garners Ferry at around 8 p.m. on Friday when a vehicle struck him. Higgins was transported by EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital, where he later died, says Watts.


The Columbia Police Department is investigating the incident.

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