One dead after ambulance hits pedestrian on Highway 17

MCCLELLANVILLE, SC (WCBD) — The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly pedestrian crash involving an ambulance on Highway 17.

Officials confirm that deputies responded around 1 p.m. to Irving Manigault Road and Hwy. 17. This is near St. James AME Church.

Officials say a private ambulance truck hit the the woman as she was crossing Hwy 17. She died at the scene, but no word on the person’s identity.

As of 3:00 p.m., the scene was still active. Highway 17 was reduced to 2 lanes.

No others were injured. The person in the ambulance was taken to his destination without further injury.

Witnesses say the victim had just walked out of a Sunday Service at St. James A.M.E Church.




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