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Coroner’s office identifies pedestrian hit, killed while walking along Highway 501

Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 8:04 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 10:23 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A person died in a crash early Monday morning along Highway 501, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Lance Cpl. Nick Pye said at 1:32 a Ford SUV was driving north on Highway 501 when the vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian that was walking on the highway near Dick Scobee Road.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as 34-year-old Casey Gates

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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