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Posted on: July 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Charleston Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Collision on King Street Ext

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Charleston Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Collision on King Street Ext 


Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the area of King Street Extension and Discher Street on July 1st around 7:22 am to investigate an auto-pedestrian collision that resulted in fatal injuries to the pedestrian. The collision occurred in the early-morning hours, but the driver nor the vehicle remained at the scene.

Investigators believe a silver sedan was involved, and the vehicle will have front-passenger side damage consistent with a pedestrian collision.   

MAIT investigators closed King Street Extension in both directions at Discher Street while they completed their investigation. The roadway was reopened at noon. 

Anyone with information that may be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department Traffic Unit at (843) 965-4084 or contact Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 /    


The Charleston County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased. 


This is the tenth (10th) fatal collision investigated by the Charleston Police Department in 2023.


Fatal Traffic Collision Breakdown Year-to-Date:

  • Vehicle versus Pedestrian – 5
  • Vehicle versus Vehicle – 3
  • Single Motorcycle - 2

CPD investigated six (6) traffic-related fatalities at this time in 2022.

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