2-year-old hit, killed on Westminster Hwy in Oconee Co.

LifeFlight en route to Oconee Co. accident involving 2-year-old

OCONEE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A 2-year-old has died after being hit by a car on Westminster Highway near Duck Pond Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

SCHP says a 39-year-old man was traveling south on Westminster Highway when the 2-year-old crossed in front of him.

The Oconee County Coroner says the 2-year-old, Samuel Thomas Bryant, ran into oncoming traffic in front of his home on Westminster Highway.

Bryant was taken to Oconee Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m., according to the Oconee County Coroner’s Office.

It appears the child died from blunt force trauma, the coroner says.

No charges have been filed.

A post mortem exam will be conducted Monday to assist with the death investigation.

The Oconee County Coroner’s Office and SCHP are investigating.

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