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28-year-old man fatally struck by tow truck driver

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Rescue crews respond to a tragic scene after receiving an emergency call that a pedestrian was fatally struck just off of Highway 501 Monday morning.

The fatal accident was called into dispatchers around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

The accident happened in the southbound lane of Highway 17 Bypass and Highway 501 in front of Pine Island Road. Myrtle Beach Police are blocking entrances and exits off of Highway 501 as they continue to work the scene.

Drivers are asked to avoid this stretch of road as crews complete their investigation.

Corporal Caste with the traffic division confirms a 28-year-old man was killed after apparently crossing the road and coming in contact with a tow truck.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the victim as 28-year-old Stephen D. Jarvis II of Myrtle Beach, a father of two, with a wife and mother in the Grand Strand area.

Edge says Jarvis died from internal injuries.

The tow truck driver was not injured and worked with investigators to piece together exactly what happened in the incident. Police did not say whether charges would be filed in this fatal accident.

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