MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina man is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday evening in Myrtle Beach.
According to the Horry County coroner, Tamara Willard, the victim has been identified as Preston Kemp Slaton, 37, from Asheville, NC. Willard said Slaton died on the scene of multiple trauma.
Senior Trooper, Hannah Wimberly with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, reported that the fatal collision occurred around 9 p.m. on Kings Highway near Lake Arrowhead Road. According to Wimberly, a Mazda Tribute, traveling southbound on Highway 17, struck the pedestrian who attempted to cross the roadway.
SCHP is still investigating this incident.