AWENDAW, S.C. (WCBD) – The Awendaw McClellanville Fire Department has closed a portion of Highway 17 after a person was hit by a car Friday night.

According to the department, one lane of Highway 17 south between Thompson hill Road and Heinson Circle is closed as of 8:00 p.m.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said that the pedestrian died on scene.

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