A marine was hit by an approaching car on a South Carolina highway Friday night after going out of her way to help someone involved in a previous auto accident.
The marine has been recognized as Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, 23, Beaufort County deputy coroner David Ott told. She was declared dead at the scene.
He told Lilleyfogle, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was a corporal at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
S.C. Highway Patrol spokesperson Lance Cpl. Matt Southern told that she had moved out of her car and was walking toward the other collision but was hit before getting there.
The fatal collision took place at 7:30 p.m. on U.S. 17 near Jenkins Road when a 1998 Ford Taurus driving southbound with three people inside it hit Lilleyfogle. The people inside the car were not hurt, Southern has told.
No charges have been listed, the collision remains under examination.
Capt. Bryan McDonnell who is the director of Communication Strategy and Operations at Parris Island mentioned in a statement to The Island Packet that in March 2017, Lilleyfogle joined the Marine Corps and served as a non-commissioned officer in charge of headquarters and Service Battalion’s administrative section.
Lilleyfogle was earlier awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
McDonnell wrote, “She was in the process of being awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her numerous contributions to the Depot, which will be awarded posthumously.”