According to the Charleston Police Department, on July 28 24-year-old Whitney Jordan was killed in what is being investigated as a potential traffic collision on Blake Street. Police believe that a vehicle struck Jordan, causing significant injury before fleeing the scene. The cause of death was ruled as blunt force trauma. Jordan was a chef at The Alley where co-owner David Crowley says she worked her way up from dishwasher to chef.

“It’s been a very rough four days to say the least,” Crowley wrote in an email. “Whit was like a little sister to me.” Jordan had been with The Alley since the beginning, helping throughout the construction phase onward.

“She was a true leader in our establishment. She was wise beyond her years and one of the most beloved people in The Alley,” Crowley says. “She was truly selfless in every sense of the word, and her smile and laugh is something that will live with me and our Alley family forever.”

Jordan was a North Charleston native and graduate of Stratford High School where she was active on the softball team. She was also a garden enthusiast and volunteered with Compost Rangers. 

In order to honor the young chef, Crowley says The Alley will host a celebration of life for Jordan on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. “It is her family’s wishes, and we are happy to accommodate to say the least. We will be serving $2 16-ounce PBRs (Whit’s favorite beer), and all bowling revenues for the evening will go to her family,” says Crowley. “We will make Tuesday special for our girl.”

Jordan’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, people contribute to a fund created to help pay expenses and create a memorial in her honor. To learn more, click here

Anyone with information that may help identify the vehicle or its driver is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111 or Consolidated Dispatch at (843) 743-7200.


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