Pedestrian hit and killed while walking along Midlands highway, trooper says

A woman died after being hit by a car while walking along a highway in the predawn hours Thursday, according to troopers.

It happened around 5:20 a.m. on U.S. 601 near Commerce Drive in Kershaw County, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian was walking north on the southbound shoulder when she was hit and killed by a pickup, Jones said.

Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the pedestrian as 37-year-old Wendy Thompson, of Lugoff. Thompson died at the scene, West said.

The Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash, Jones said.