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Pedestrians killed in Myrtle Beach crash were Indiana councilman and his wife

Crews were called to 67th Avenue North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach Thursday afternoon for...
Crews were called to 67th Avenue North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach Thursday afternoon for a traffic collision.(Source: WMBF News)
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 3:57 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Two pedestrians who were killed in a Myrtle Beach crash on Thursday have both been identified.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy said Donald Morris, 67, and Cheryl Hart, 63, both died as a result of a crash on 67th Avenue North and Kings Highway.

Bellamy added that Morris and Hart were visiting Myrtle Beach from Terre Haute, Indiana.

According to WTHI-TV, Morris was a councilman in Vigo County, Indiana, serving as an at-large candidate.

“I was saddened to hear of the tragic accident that took the life of Don Morris and his wife Cheryl Hart,” Terry Haute Mayor Duke Bennett said in a statement. “Don was a good friend, a great public servant and a wonderful musician. He always wanted the best for our community.”

According to Myrtle Beach Police MCpl. Tom Vest, the crash happened at the intersection between two vehicles.

One of the vehicles then struck both Morris and Hart while they were on the sidewalk.

Lanes in the area were shut down for several hours Thursday, and the crash remains under investigation.

Morris and Hart are survived by two children, officials said.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.

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