LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol said that a pedestrian was hit and killed on Saturday morning.

According to the Laurens County Coroner’s Office, officials responded to Highway 25 in Ware Shoals around 4:50 a.m. in reference to a vehicle vs. pedestrian.

Upon arrival, the coroner learned that the victim, 22-year-old Michael Vickery, fell from the back of a vehicle traveling north on Highway 25 and was hit by a Ford pickup truck that was also traveling north on Highway 25.

Vickery was pronounced dead at the scene. His manner of death was ruled accidental.

The driver of the Ford pickup was not injured.

This crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Laurens County Coroner’s Office.