Coroner identifies pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on Highway 17

Coroner identifies pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on Highway 17
. (Source: Gray News)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car Thursday.

Officials said 46-year-old Jon Paul Hoffman of Little River was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 17.

Hoffman later died at McLeod Seacoast Hospital, according to the coroner’s office.

According to Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling south on Highway 17 fatally struck Hoffman, who was walking east. The incident happened around 10:05 p.m., he added.

The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe, who was the vehicle’s only occupant, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, officials said.

Tidwell did not release where specifically on Highway 17 the incident occurred.

SCHP is investigating.

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