BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a South Carolina Highway Patrol cruiser has struck and killed a pedestrian in Beaufort County.

Beaufort County deputies are investigating the wreck that happened on U.S. 21 about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The 68-year-old man who was struck and killed was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say the 41-year-old trooper driving the cruiser was not injured. He was duty and driving a marked car.

The name of the victim has not been released because relatives have not been notified.

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