Pedestrian dies from hit and run incident Sunday morning


Sumter County emergency personnel were called to Ellerbe Mill Road in Rembert early Sunday morning on a report of a pedestrian hit and run incident, according to Sumter County Coroner's office. The call came in at 12:40 a.m.

Coroner Robert M. Baker Jr. said the pedestrian, Dwain Andrew Wright, 56, of Rembert was dead on arrival as a result of the incident.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and an autopsy on Wright's body will be performed Monday.

The Sumter Item will have more information as it becomes available.