Vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian on Nichols Highway

Reanna Strickland : Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center
Reanna Strickland : Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

Nichols, S.C. (WMBF) - A fatality occurred around 2:33 a.m. on Saturday after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Nichols Highway this morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

SCHP states that Reanna Strickland, 17, was traveling south on Nichols Highway when she approached an ambulance responding to a previous crash. Strickland swerved to go around the ambulance and fatally hit a pedestrian.

Strickland continued driving but was later arrested and taken into custody. Strickland is charged with hit and run involving death and reckless driving, and was released from J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Sunday, January 19, states SCHP officials.

According to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler, the pedestrian killed was Brenda Cook, 48, from the Galivants Ferry area.

HCDC Darris Fowler confirmed that the cause of death was due to multiple trauma of being hit by a motor vehicle.

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