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Family Says Woman Killed On US 264 Had MS, Left Hospital Before Crash

By: Carly Swain/ April Davis
By: Carly Swain/ April Davis

The family of a woman run over and killed last night on U.S. 264 east of Washington says she had multiple sclerosis.

Shakevia Lawson of Grimesland was struck by two vehicles on the busy highway after troopers say she fell in the road.

Lawson's father tells WITN News that his daughter had checked into Vidant Beaufort Hospital Tuesday evening because she was having trouble battling the disease. Family members believe the 22-year-old was likely disoriented and left the hospital on her own.

Troopers do not expect to bring any charges in the accident.

The woman's parents will now have to raise her four-year-old son and one-year-old daughter.


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The Highway Patrol says a woman walking down Highway 264 near Tree Shade Drive about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday was killed.

Highway patrol identified the victim as 22-year-old Shakevia Lawson of Grimesland.

Witnesses say Lawson fell in the road and was run over by an SUV and pickup. She was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed down about an hour.

Troopers are still investigating and say she was walking against traffic in the westbound lane of Highway 264.

Troopers do not expect anyone will be charged.


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