Coroner identifies victim from Saturday’s fatal auto pedestrian crash

A 57-year-old Charleston man died Saturday after being struck by two vehicles on King Street, according to officials.

Reginald Jenkins, 57, died at Medical University Hospital from blunt force trauma, said Charleston County Chief Deputy Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal.

The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. in the area of the Recovery Room Tavern, 685 King St. Police spokesman Charles Francis said two pedestrians were taken to Medical University Hospital following the incident.

He said the pedestrian who died was struck by one vehicle and then thrown into the lane of an oncoming traffic and struck by another vehicle. No charges were filed against either driver.

The condition of the second pedestrian, Derrick Matthews, is unknown, but he remains in intensive care.

Francis said the incident remains under investigation.

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