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Coroner identifies 4-year-old killed while crossing road in Aiken County

Authorities said the child, who was with siblings, attempted to cross the highway and was struck.
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MONETTA, S.C. — The Aiken County Coroner's Office says a child that attempted to cross a South Carolina highway has died after being hit by an SUV.

According to Coroner Darryl Ables, the child, identified as 4-year-old Zaviaion Stewart, was walking with siblings along Columbia Highway North (U.S. 1) near Academy Street around 11:40 a.m. when Stewart attempted to cross the highway.

Authorities say a Chevrolet SUV was heading north on the highway. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. 

The driver and passenger in the SUV were not injured.

Both the coroner's office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the accident. Coroner Ables said an autopsy is scheduled in Newberry.

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