Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on 17 bypass Saturday

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on 17 bypass Saturday
Pedestrian hit (Source: WALB)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - One person is dead Saturday after a car vs. pedestrian crash Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach police say a car traveling on Hwy 17 bypass near 79th Avenue North sometime before 8 a.m. struck a pedestrian causing ‘serious injuries.’ The Horry County Coroners Office confirmed a 28-year-old man died of injuries sustained in the incident.

The department issued a traffic warning via Twitter, asking drivers to avoid the area.

The scene has since been cleared however the wreck is still under investigation by the MBPD Traffic Unit. The Coroner’s Office has yet to release the name of the victim.

Official say they anticipate more information being released shortly.

WMBF News will continue to update this developing story as more information is made available.

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