One dead in early Sunday Chester County crash on SC 97

One person is dead following a crash early Sunday in Chester County.

Around 2:20 a.m., a driver operating a 1998 Nissan truck was traveling west on S.C. 97 in Chester County when the driver hit a pedestrian who was in the road, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The incident happened near where Mt. Pleasant Church Road joins S.C. 97, Jones said Sunday afternoon in a message to The Herald.

The pedestrian was lying in the road and died at the scene, Jones said.

Chester County Chief Deputy Coroner Tommy Williams identified the pedestrian as Detrick L. Whitney-Taylor, 28, from York.

The driver of the truck was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, Jones said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Amanda Harris covers issues related to children and families in York, Chester and Lancaster County for The Herald. Amanda works with local schools, parents and community members to address important topics such as school security, mental health and the opioid epidemic. She graduated from Winthrop University.
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