A 35-year-old Charleston man was found not responsible for the death of a 16-year-old pedestrian in an accident May 22 in Beaufort.
Shalike Houston was walking east on Shanklin Road when he was struck by an automobile traveling west. The driver ran off the right side of the road and struck Houston before hitting a tree.
The teenager died five days later of traumatic brain injury at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to Beaufort County Coroner David Ott.
After a S.C. Highway Patrol investigation, the driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions, but Cpl. Bob Beres of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the driver was estimated to be going the speed limit, which is 35 mph. The driver was not under the influence of alcohol or driving recklessly, he added.
A receipt from the Beaufort County Magistrate Court shows the driver paid an $80 fine on Aug. 2.