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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Summerville

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Central Avenue, Summerville (Google Earth)

Highway Patrol is investigating a pedestrian’s death early Sunday morning near Summerville.

According to the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office, Jeremy Allen Powell, 24, was found dead in the street on Central Avenue near Embassy Drive, shortly before 2:30 a.m. June 18.

The Highway Patrol says he was struck by a vehicle, which left the scene. Highway Patrol is still trying to identify the driver and the type of vehicle they were driving.

The coroner’s office has not ruled on Powell’s cause of death yet. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.