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Pedestrian killed in I-95 crash near Santee

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

SANTEE, S.C. — A crash on I-95 involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian left one person dead on Wednesday.

Lance Corporal Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. near exit 98 to Santee.

In the crash, a Freightliner tractor-trailer was heading north on I-95 when the truck hit a pedestrian that was walking westward across the interstate. The pedestrian died from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Investigators haven't said why the pedestrian was on the interstate and haven't identified the victim, deferring to the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office for the latter information.

Pye said the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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