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Grand Island man killed in hit-and-run crash in South Carolina

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 17:56:10-04

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WKBW) — A Grand Island man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Charleston, South Carolina area Tuesday, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said deputies responded to the crash around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday and determined a pedestrian was walking on the road when he was hit by a vehicle that fled the area. According to a witness, the pedestrian was then struck by a second vehicle that also left the scene. The second vehicle was later located during a traffic stop.

The pedestrian was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina where he died.

The Charleston County Coroner later identified the pedestrian as 22-year-old Alexander Jennings of Grand Island.

According to WCIV ABC News 4, an ABC affiliate in South Carolina, Kimmie Stewart Casting is currently working on the show "Outer Banks" and announced Jennings' death on social media and said he moved to Charleston to work as a photo double and stand-in for the character, "John B."

Brian Graham, Superintendent of Grand Island Central Schools, confirmed to 7 News Jennings was a former student and released the following statement:

"The entire Grand Island Central School District is saddened by the tragic loss of one of our former students. Alex Jennings will be missed by so many of his fellow peers and our faculty and staff. He was an outstanding athlete who started on our football team as a wide receiver and defensive back. His work ethic and dedication to the sports he loved was admirable. Additionally, he was a leader on the team who had an infectious personality that everyone loved and appreciated. His memory will always live on in our hearts."

The sheriff's office said its traffic services unit is investigating, no charges have been filed and no description of the suspect vehicle is available.