South Carolina

North Myrtle Beach police car hit, killed person walking illegally on highway

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — One person has died after a car hit a pedestrian Saturday morning in Horry County, WPDE reported.

The accident happened around 2:36 a.m. on Highway 17 near Atlantic Beach, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brian Lee.

He said it involved a North Myrtle Beach police car traveling north and hit a person walking east across the highway illegally.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt and no other people were hurt.

The investigation is ongoing.

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