The pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot the weekend before Christmas has died.
Barnwell County Coroner Lloyd Ward confirmed 70-year-old Kenneth Sandifer of Bamberg died Dec. 28 at 8:01 a.m.
Sandifer died at Georgia Health Sciences University Medical Center from injuries he sustained when he was hit, said Ward.
Ward said Sandifer's death "will be ruled accidental."
Sandifer was struck just before 11:30 a.m., Dec. 22, after he "entered a clearly marked pedestrian zone in front of Walmart," said Barnwell Police Chief Todd Gantt.
Gantt said Sandifer had just exited the store from a shopping trip.
That's when Brittney Hoover, 24, of Allendale, struck Sandifer with her 2003 GMC Yukon. Sandifer fell and hit his head on the pavement after being struck.
He was unconscious and not breathing for a while, and by-standers performed first-aid measures until emergency medical personnel arrived, Gantt said at the time.
Hoover has been charged with failure to use caution, though there is no word as of press time whether Sandifer's death will result in more charges against her.
Gantt said his department plans to meet with the solicitor this week to discuss the case and determine if criminal charges will be filed against Hoover.
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