NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A man died after jumping from an overpass during a Friday night traffic stop in North Charleston, according to deputies.
A deputy with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on the Ashley Phosphate Road overpass above I-26 shortly after 10:30 p.m. for traffic violations.
During the stop, authorities said a passenger from that vehicle ran to the side of the overpass and jumped into the westbound lanes of I-26.
He was struck by several vehicles.
“EMS responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene,” a CCSO spokesman said.
Deputies said the man had active arrest warrants.
The sheriff’s office has requested an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Westbound lanes of I-26 were closed until about 6:00 a.m.
The victim has not yet been identified.