SCHP investigating deadly crash involving pedestrian

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle traveling south bound on Big Swamp Road in Pamplico around 10:10 Wednesday night, according to Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken.

Jimmy Byrd Nichols, 75, was trying to cross the street in front of his residence when he was hit by the vehicle, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Nichols was taken to Carolinas Hospital System's Emergency Department in Florence where he was pronounced dead.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said no one was injured in the Pontiac that hit Nichols.

Highway Patrol is investigating.

There is no word yet on whether the 17-year-old driver from Effingham will be charged.