North Carolina man identified as pedestrian killed by debris from passing vehicle in Marion County


MARION CO, S.C. (WBTW) — A North Carolina man has been identified as the person killed by debris from a passing vehicle Friday afternoon in Marion County.

Roman Banos Gallegos of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died after the incident on Highway 501 near Highway 41, Coroner Jerry Richardson said Saturday morning.

Gallegos was standing on the shoulder of the road when he was hit by a piece of debris that came off a passing vehicle, according to Sgt. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

No charges are expected to be filed in the case, Collins reported, although the crash remains under investigation by the highway patrol.

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