Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Highway 701

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A pedestrian who was illegally in the roadway was struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning in Horry County, according to information from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

SCHP confirms the crash happened on Highway 701 and Kinlaw Lane, near Bucksport, around 2:40 a.m. A Lexus was traveling northbound on Highway 701 when it struck a pedestrian illegally in the roadway. The car then crashed into a ditch. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

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