Pedestrian dies after being hit by van

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday morning off Monticello Road in Richland County.

Michael D. Stevenson, 48, of Margate Street, died on the scene about 6:30 a.m. of multiple trauma, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

The incident happened on Blue Ridge Terrace off Monticello, said S.C. Highway Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson. William Austin, 56, was traveling east in a 1989 Dodge van when he hit Stevenson, who also was walking east in the roadway, Robinson said.

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