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Pedestrian killed on Garner's Ferry Road ID'd

Mar 8, 2011 4:22:00 PM - thestate.com
The pedestrian killed Sunday when hit by a vehicle on Garner's Ferry Road has been identified.

Dennis Johnson, 57, of Columbia died Sunday night after being transported to Palmetto Health Richland for injuries sustained when he was hit while crossing the street, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Johnson was crossing in the 5400 block of Garner's Ferry Road when he was struck by a 1999 Land Rover driven by Cecil Eugene Buddin III, 26, of Columbia, the Columbia Police Department reported. Buddin stopped and remained on the scene after the accident to cooperate with police.

No charges have been filed but the accident remains under investigation, said Columbia police spokesman Brick Lewis.