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Man Mowing Grass Hit And Killed In Florence County

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1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck that was traveling south when it went off the left side of road and struck the person mowing the yard. 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck that was traveling south when it went off the left side of road and struck the person mowing the yard.
Florence County, SC - Florence County authorities say a man was hit and killed by a vehicle as he mowed his yard.

It happened around 6:30 Thursday evening outside a home on Savannah Grove Road in Effingham according to our sister station WBTW-TV.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said a vehicle crossed the center line, went into the yard and struck the man.

WBTW-TV reports the victim, identified as 35 year old Juan Luna Ortuno of the Effingham area, died at the scene.

SC Troopers said the vehicle was a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck that was traveling south when it went off the left side of road and struck the person mowing the yard.

Christopher Powell, age 28, was driving and charges are pending, SC Trooper Sonny Collins said.

The wreck remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
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