Manning pedestrian struck by vehicle, dies at hospital


MANNING – A 54-year-old Manning man died early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on the Silver Road near U.S. 15 shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, according to Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.

“Marvin Rhames died at Prisma Health Richland at 3:50 a.m.,” Mock said. “Rhames died from multiple blunt force trauma.”

According to Cpl. Matt Southern with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Rhames was walking south on Silver Road when he was struck by a 2005 Mazda that was traveling south on Silver Road.  The driver of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the collision, Southern added.

“This collision remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol,” Southern said.

This is the second pedestrian fatality in Clarendon County in the past two months.

On July 10, Harvin Watson, 59, of Manning, was riding his bicycle along Moses Dingle Road near Jordan when he was struck by a vehicle and left beside the roadway injured.  Watson died less than 90 minutes after he was transported to McLeod Health Clarendon.

No arrests have been made in the hit-and-run fatality.

The SCHP is asking for assistance in identifying the driver of the vehicle that struck Watson.  The vehicle is thought to have after-market tinted windows with one broken side window. Anyone with information on the vehicle or the driver of the vehicle is asked to call the CRIMESTOPPERS at 888-274-6337, SCHP at (803) 896-7603 or local authorities.  Callers may remain anonymous.