28-year-old woman struck, killed by vehicle on Highway 701

28-year-old woman struck, killed by vehicle on Highway 701

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A pedestrian who was illegally in the roadway was struck and killed by a vehicle early Monday morning in Horry County, according to information from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The victim has been identified as Christine Lawson, 28, of Myrtle Beach.

SCHP confirms the crash happened on Highway 701 and Kinlaw Lane, near Bucksport, around 2:40 a.m. A Lexus was traveling northbound on Highway 701 when it struck a pedestrian illegally in the roadway. The car then crashed into a ditch. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while Lawson was pronounced deceased on scene.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

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