Fatal accident in West Ashley makes 5 pedestrians hit this month

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston police responded to Glenn McConnell Parkway and Magwood Drive late Saturday night for a fatal accident.

According to CPD officials, a pedestrian was killed.

The roadway was shut down for about four hours as investigators worked the scene.

This latest incident makes five pedestrian accidents this month and the fourth fatality.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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This past weekend, four pedestrians died on South Carolina roadways; 64 pedestrians have died on South Carolina roads so far this year. It takes pedestrians and motorists both doing their part to stop this deadly trend. Pedestrians can greatly increase their chances of being seen by motorists and avoiding a collision when they wear light or reflective material. Watch this helpful video to see what a difference it makes when you dress to “Be Safe. Be seen.” Motorists, we need your help too. LOOK for pedestrians: • Drive with your bright headlights on when there is no oncoming traffic; • Reduce your speed on rural roadways, especially at night; • Scan ahead and stay alert for unexpected pedestrians on rural roadways. #lookforpedestrians #besafebeseen #TargetZeroTuesday

Posted by South Carolina Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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