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Coroner identifies victim of deadly pedestrian accident

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An early Friday morning pedestrian accident left one person dead, and closed down both northbound lanes of the 17 Bypass for two and a half hours.

Horry County Coroner Darris Fowler confirmed 28-year-old Shane Cary from Somerset New Jersey died from multiple trauma after being struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident occurred around 3:51 a.m. Friday morning along the 4900 Block of US Highway 17 Bypass between 48th Avenue and R. Grissom Parkway.

Cary was walking in the right lane of Highway 17 Bypass northbound when he was struck by a Chevy Impala also traveling northbound.

Myrtle Beach Police Department found that Cary was at-fault, and the driver of the Chevy Impala will not be charged. Captain David Knipes with the MBPD says the driver of the Impala stated he didn't see the pedestrian until it was too late and could not avoid striking the man.

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