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.