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Pedestrian struck, killed in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, SC -

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A pedestrian died on US-17 in North Myrtle Beach early Tuesday morning after being hit by a car.

According to North Myrtle Beach spokeswoman Nicole Aiello, a call came in at 1:31 a.m. reporting a pedestrian was hit near the Cracker Barrel restaurant at 4835 Hwy. 17. Aiello said it appeared to be a hit and run.

The Horry County Coroner's Office said Corissa L. Irvin, 21, of New Hampshire, was pronounced dead on scene from internal injuries sustained during the accident. Officials said Irvin was working in North Myrtle Beach at a business in Barefoot Landing for the summer.

Investigators shut down two northbound lanes of US-17 between Ocean Creek and 48th Avenue South following the accident. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called in to assist in the investigation.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT Team believes the suspect vehicle may have sustained front-end damage near the right headlight during the incident.

"[Investigators] have reason to believe damage would be approximately 27 inches from the ground on the front of the vehicle," officials said in a statement Tuesday evening.

According to officials, the car could have also have possible windshield damage.

"People should be looking around for this type of damage and if they see it, call the public safety department because we definitely want to get this investigation moving" said North Myrtle Beach City spokesperson Nicole Aiello.

Businesses near the accident site along US-17 near Ocean Creek Resort are being asked to check any surveillance cameras for footage connected to the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the North Myrtle Beach Police at 843-280-5511 or the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 843-365-5001.

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