Fatal accident on Ashley Phosphate
Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed in a collision in Dorchester County as a 33-year-old Goose Creek man.
Vincent T. Kemp was apparently trying to cross Ashley Phosphate at Old Hertz Road in North Charleston when he was struck by a car headed north on Ashley Phosphate just before midnight on Thursday, Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet said.
A North Charleston man was reportedly driving a 1996 Honda Accord when he struck the pedestrian, according to Cpl. Bob Beres of the S.C. Highway Patrol. “The pedestrian was wearing dark-colored clothing,” he said.
The driver and his passenger were both wearing their seat belts and neither of them was injured.
Because the collision was not witnessed by others, an autopsy will be conducted today to make sure Kemp was indeed struck by a car and not placed there after being killed elsewhere, Nisbet said.
Authorities received the first call about the incident at 12:02 am on Friday, but it was reported as an unknown problem involving a man laying in the roadway, Nisbet said.