Crime & Courts

1-year-old boy hit and killed in Newberry County


A toddler died after being hit by a car in Newberry County on Saturday, according to officials.

The deadly incident happened around 8 p.m. on Macedonia Church Road near Wheeland School Road, about 6 miles west of Chapin, according to Lance Cpl. Justin Sutherland of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

An eastbound Chevrolet SUV hit the child, who was in the roadway of Macedonia Church Road, Sutherland said. Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece identified the boy as 20-month-old Madden James Madray, of Prosperity. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death, Kneece said.

No charges will be filed, Sutherland said.

Teddy Kulmala covers breaking news for The State and covered crime and courts for seven years in Columbia, Rock Hill, Aiken and Lumberton, N.C. He graduated from Clemson University and grew up in Barnwell County.