BHS Student Hit Crossing Road Dies

BLYTHEWOOD (Nov. 24, 2015) – A Blythewood High School student who was struck by a Jeep while crossing Wilson Blvd. on Nov. 10 died from his injuries last week.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Jeffrey Hunter, 17, was crossing Wilson Blvd. from west to east near Blythewood High School at 6:08 p.m. on Nov. 10 when he was struck by a 1998 Jeep traveling north. The Highway Patrol said Hunter was crossing the street and the driver of the Jeep did not see Hunter. Hunter sustained serious injuries from the collision and was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where he died on Nov. 19.

At press time, the Highway Patrol still had the accident under investigation. The Highway Patrol told The Voice last week that no charges were pending against the driver of the Jeep. According to the accident report, the driver did not contribute to the collision and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. The driver’s estimated speed at the time of the collision, according to the report, was 40 MPH, under the posted speed limit for the area of 45 MPH.