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Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a driver fleeing Hanahan police Sunday night.

Rosael Gutierrez-Toledo, a 35-year-old Hanahan resident, was pronounced dead at the scene around 8 p.m., according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office. Gutierrez-Toledo suffered blunt force trauma in the crash.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and is asking the public for information.

The vehicle in question, a burgundy 2014 Chrysler 200, crossed Remount Road from Robinson Street at 8 p.m. before striking the man, later identified as Gutierrez-Toledo, according to Sgt. Bob Beres, a Highway Patrol spokesman. 

Hanahan Deputy Police Chief Michael Fowler said the pursuit began on Hawthorne Road near Sedgefield Drive, where officers tried to stop the driver on suspicion of DUI. Police then suspected the "presence of marijuana," Fowler said.

Anyone with information about the driver's whereabouts is asked to call Highway Patrol at 843-953-6010.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.