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No charges filed in fatal Surfside Beach pedestrian accident

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SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Police say the driver involved in a fatal pedestrian crash in Surfside Beach earlier this month will not be charged.

According to information released Thursday from the Surfside Beach Police Department, a pedestrian was killed the morning of Feb. 10 after being struck by a vehicle, but the driver of that car is not to blame.

Chief Mike Frederick, spokesman for the Surfside Beach Police Department, said the accident occurred in the 100 block of Highway 17 North around 6:30 a.m. one week ago.

EMS responded to the scene, but the victim had sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

Police say the driver,a resident of Lake Wylie, SC, was traveling in the proper lane in the correct direction at the time of the incident. It was also determined that the driver was moving at a speed well below the posted speed limit and the headlights were on.

SBPD's Traffic Collision Reconstruction Specialist performed a standard analysis of the physical and mechanical aspects of the collision site, and, as is standard procedure in such cases, the Reconstruction Specialist verified his mathematical computations with a second independent expert in the field.

The SC Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) assisted by conducting the mechanical analysis of the vehicle.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the victim as Christopher Albright, 61, of Surfside Beach.

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