Cause of death determined for body found on I-26

  • Friday, December 2, 2011

The body found in a grassy median on I-26 Thursday morning was a younger white male and he appears to have died from injuries caused by a vehicle striking him.
As of yet, though, he still has no name.
Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet said an autopsy Friday morning showed that the cause of death was skull fractures due to being struck by a vehicle, as well as multiple extremity fractures. Investigators are still trying to determine the body’s identity.
A road maintenance crew cutting the grass along I-26 westbound discovered the body Thursday morning in the median just before the 178 mile marker, according to Lance Cpl Bob Beres of the SC Highway Patrol.  Several agencies responded to the scene, including SC Highway Patrol, SCHP Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, Dorchester County Sherriff’s Office and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office.
Nisbet said the body had been there at least a month before it was discovered.
Law enforcement agencies are looking into missing persons cases around the area and the investigation is ongoing.

More details will be updated when the become available.

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