Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Hwy. 17 in North Myrtle Beach

Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Hwy. 17 in North Myrtle Beach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A pedestrian was killed Saturday after being hit by a car on Highway 17 North near the Our Lady Star of the Seas Catholic Church.

According to City of North Myrtle Beach spokesperson Pat Dowling, the driver stopped immediately after striking the pedestrian and called the police. The pedestrian, described as a white male, was killed as a result of the crash.

‪All lanes of N/B Hwy 17 are closed at 8th Avenue North due to a MVA. Lanes expected to be closed for extended time. Use alternate routes. All traffic currently being routed down 8th Ave North. ‬

Posted by North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Dowling says the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or any other substances at the time of the crash. According to authorities other drivers reported to police they did not see the pedestrian in the roadway.

SCHP is investigating the incident.

WMBF News will continue to follow this story as more information is made available.

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