A pedestrian near downtown Lancaster was struck by a car and died Thursday, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The victim has been identified as Johnnie Mae Hinson, 79, of Lancaster.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. on S.C. 914 near Jefferson Street, just east of downtown Lancaster, said Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the highway patrol.
The driver of the car, 17-year-old Kevon Drakeford of Heath Springs, was not charged in the accident, Rhyne said, because the pedestrian walked into oncoming traffic.
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