Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in crash on Highway 544

Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in crash on Highway 544
Emergency crews respond to deadly pedestrian crash on Highway 544 (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and a car.

Troopers and Horry County Fire Rescue were called to the scene around 9 p.m. Wednesday at Highway 544 and Fox Hollow Road.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said the pedestrian was attempting to cross Highway 544, when a 2004 Mercedes traveling eastbound hit the person.

The pedestrian was taken to Conway Medical Center where they died from their injuries. Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the victim as 37-year-old Jonathan Johnson, of Murrells Inlet. And autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The people inside the car were not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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