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Hit and run victim identified

Intersection where fatal accident occurred (Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter) Intersection where fatal accident occurred (Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit and run involving a pedestrian early Monday morning.

Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said the accident occurred south of Loris along Cedar Branch Road just after 3 a.m.

Additional information, such as a description of the vehicle authorities are searching for, is unavailable at this time.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler has identified the victim as 33-year-old Kelley Blue of Loris. Fowler said he died from blunt trauma to multiple areas of his body as a result of the collision.

According to Collins, the SCHP's MAIT team is currently investigating.

WMBF News will provide further details as soon as they become available.

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