Pedestrian killed during hit-and-run crash on Clemson Blvd. in Anderson County

Accidents & Traffic

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday night on Clemson Boulevard in Anderson County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened at about 10:35 p.m. on Clemson Boulevard, or US 76, near Phil Watson Road.

Troopers said a driver was headed west on US 76 when they crashed into Dennis Ray Whitaker, 51, of Anderson, in the westbound lane. The Anderson County Coroner’s Office said Whitaker was walking in the roadway at the time of the crash.

Whitaker died at the scene, and the driver left the area, troopers said.

There is no information on the driver or their vehicle at this time.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact highway patrol at (864) 241-1000 or (800) 768-1503. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous tips can call (888) 274-6372.

The Anderson County Coroner’s Office and SCHP will continue to investigate.

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