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Body found in roadside ditch near Bucksport, SCHP investigating as hit-and-run

Investigators are looking for information into a fatal hit-and-run that happened on U.S. 701 in Horry County. (Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol) Investigators are looking for information into a fatal hit-and-run that happened on U.S. 701 in Horry County. (Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Law enforcement officials continue to investigate after a body was found in a roadside ditch in the Bucksport area late Tuesday afternoon.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said the victim appeared to have been struck by a vehicle one or two days ago. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, and the individual's identity was not available. 

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol’s website, the call came in at 4:41 p.m., Tuesday as a hit-and-run with injuries on U.S. 701, between Gilbert Road and Winburn Street.

Cpl. Sonny Collins said the Major Accidents Investigation Team is working to determine what type of vehicle was involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SCHP at (843) 661-4705.

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