Police searching for vehicle of interest after pedestrian killed in Carolina Forest

Police searching for vehicle of interest after pedestrian killed in Carolina Forest
Horry County Police said this happened Saturday afternoon on Blackberry Lane. (Source: HCPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach Saturday, according to officials.

Horry County Fire Rescue said its crews were called to the area of Blackberry Lane at around 1:51 p.m. The Horry County Police Department later added that the victim is an adult.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office confirmed Saturday night that the victim died from traumatic injuries.

The coroner’s office says the victim is Alexander Baum, 30, of Horry County. Officials say he lived in the Carolina Forest area.

HCPD also said it is searching for a vehicle of interest in the incident. Police describe it as a newer model grey Dodge RAM 1500 truck with an extended cab. A trailer loaded with pine straw is also attached to it.

HCPD also said it believes the vehicle intentionally struck the pedestrian.

Officials are asking drivers and residents to avoid the area, and the incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call HCPD at 843-248-1520.

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