AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - The Aiken County Coroner’s Office along with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian.
The crash occurred on Edgefield Hwy near Grandmothers Pl. in Aiken shortly before 4 a.m. Friday morning.
Authorities say, a female was walking southward in the middle of Edgefield Hwy with a male companion who was walking southward behind her on the shoulder of the road.
A southbound vehicle swerved to avoid hitting the companion and struck the female.
The female was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force injuries,.
No further information will be released at this time pending positive identification and family notification.