6-Year-Old Student Killed While Crossing Road

3:32 PM, Jan 8, 2014   |    comments
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  • Zion Toland (Family photo)

Orangeburg County, SC (WLTX) - A six-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Orangeburg County.

The accident took place just after 7 a.m. on Highway 178 outside of the town of North.

State troopers say the boy was crossing the road when he was hit by a pickup traveling east. The child died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

State troopers say the child was a student at Dover Elementary School in North. Family members have identified the child as Zion Toland.

A family member tells News19 the child had just celebrated his birthday last Saturday.

State troopers continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the accident.

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