Man fatally injured crossing highway

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By Nancy Parsons

RICHBURG – A man who was living at the Relax Inn in Richburg was fatally injured when he attempted to cross Lancaster Highway (S.C. 9) about 11 p.m. Monday.

Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Bobby Tony Clark, 41, and his girlfriend were living at the motel, which is near I-77, and had walked across the street to the BP station.

When the couple realized Clark had left his wallet in the room, Clark left to go get it.

Tinker was uncertain if Clark was headed to the room or was returning to the store when he was struck by the vehicle.

The driver of the car knew she hit something but did not realize it was a person at first, Tinker said.

Clark was living at the motel but has Lancaster and a Great Falls addresses, Tinker said.

S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Brent Kelly said a 47-year-old Richburg woman was driving a 2003 Buick eastbound on the highway when Clark attempted to cross the highway in front of her.

He was struck by the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, Kelly said.

Tinker said Clark’s cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma.

The driver of the car was wearing a seat-belt and was not injured, according to Kelly.

 A 73-year-old passenger was transported to Chester Regional Medical Center for minor injuries, he said.