Aiken pedestrian struck, dies

An Aiken pedestrian struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon died later at the hospital.

According to a report from Coroner Tim Carlton, Lukisha Nicole Thomas, 29, was walking with her 2-year-old son and Ray Charles Wooden Jr. on the sidewalk in the 800 block of York Street, when a Jeep Cherokee driven by Thomas Woodruff Jr., also of Aiken, left the roadway and struck them.

The injured were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where Thomas died. Wooden was in surgery Saturday night, Carlton said. The child was evaluated and released from Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

The accident remains under investigation by the coroner and the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

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