Grovetown teen hit by car dies

Corey Allan Morin, a Grovetown teen struck by a vehicle Tuesday on Hereford Farm Road, died Wednesday evening according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.

Collins said Morin died of closed head trauma as a result of the accident.

Morin, 17, of Devon Road, was on his way to a friend’s house at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. He was standing on the edge of Hereford Farm Road near Lewiston Elementary School and looked away from southbound motorists, Columbia County sheriff’s Sgt. A.J. Lyons said.

Morin then stepped into the road in front of a Ford Escape driven by Brian David Pregrove, 42, of Cannock Street in Grovetown. Pregrove was not charged.