Sumter man involved in fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian wreck


The Sumter Police Department and Sumter County Coroner's Office are investigating a crash that killed a Sumter man on Wednesday.

Samuel Kearse, 58, of Lakeside Drive, was struck on South Guignard Drive around 7:42 p.m., said Sumter County Coroner Robbie Baker. He was transported to Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office said the next of kin has been notified, and an autopsy is scheduled for a later date at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.