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The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office has released the identification of the 43-year-old Orangeburg man who died after being hit by two vehicles on Saturday.

William Rollins of Baxter Street died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries, according to Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle.

Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol said that Rollins died after two vehicles struck him at 9:35 p.m. on U.S. Highway 301, just south of Orangeburg. He said Rollins ran into the road.

Collins said a 2014 Toyota sedan and a 1994 Mitsubishi coupe struck Rollins.

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“Neither driver was injured and neither driver is facing charges,” Collins said.

The S.C. Department of Public Safety reports seven people were killed on the state’s roads over the weekend.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 422 people have been killed on South Carolina’s highways in 2019. During the same timeframe last year, there were 467 highway fatalities.

Through June 16, 76 pedestrians have died compared to 65 in 2018.

There have been a total of 17 highway fatalities in Orangeburg County this year. That’s the same number of highway deaths in the county during this same time last year.

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