Man killed while walking on US 178 near Pickens

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 69-year-old man walking down U.S. 178 near Pickens has been struck and killed by a car.

Investigators in Pickens say Buford Shelton was hit around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday as he walked about seven miles from his home. He died at the scene.

Authorities say the 28-year-old driver of a two-door 1981 Chevrolet that hit Shelton was trapped in his vehicle. After he was cut out, he was taken to the hospital.

A special team of troopers is investigating the wreck, and no charges have been filed.

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