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Pedestrian killed on U.S. 601
Pageland man held for deadly hit and run

A Lugoff woman died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 601 in Lugoff on Thursday morning.

Kershaw County Chief Deputy Coroner Phil McLeod identified the victim as 37-year-old Wendy Thompson.

“Thompson was walking north on Highway 601 near Exchange Drive around 5 a.m. when she was struck by a pickup truck traveling south on Highway 601. She was pronounced dead at the scene,” McLeod said.

The S.C. Highway Patrol, which is investigating the accident, had no information on its media hotline at press time.

After the C-I went to press for Friday's print edition, troopers announced they had arrested Randy Carroll Johnson, 68, of Pageland, and charged him with hit and run accident with death. A magistrate judge denied bond.