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Joshua Jacobie Andrews Obituary, Coroner identifies pedestrian struck by vehicle on I-85 in Anderson County

Joshua Jacobie Andrews Obituary – Several portions of I-85 in Anderson County had to be shut down on Saturday night following a tragic incident where a pedestrian was fatally hit by multiple vehicles while walking between mile marker 29 and 30. The Anderson County Coroner’s Office confirmed the closure.

The incident took place at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported that a Hyundai Elantra, traveling north on I-85, collided with the pedestrian. The pedestrian was later identified as 40-year-old Joshua Jacobie Andrews from Greenville, as stated in a release issued by the coroner’s office on Sunday morning.

According to Coroner Greg Shore’s statement in the release, Andrews passed away due to severe injuries caused by blunt force trauma. An initial investigation revealed that Andrews exited a vehicle near I-85 exit 27 and proceeded to walk into traffic, resulting in a collision with multiple vehicles. Andrews tragically lost his life at the scene, the coroner confirmed.

While alcohol is believed to have played a role in the incident, the exact circumstances surrounding Andrews’ death are still being looked into. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Anderson County Coroner’s Office are jointly investigating the matter. Travis Rose is the reporter covering Anderson County for the Independent Mail. He can be reached via email at

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