SCHP: Pedestrian killed in Horry County crash, driver charged
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A person was killed after being struck by a vehicle late Thursday in Horry County.
LCpl. Tyler Tidwell with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the wreck happened at around 8:40 p.m. in the area of Sandy Bluff Road near Alpine Drive.
Tidwell said a 2006 Buick was heading west on Sandy Bluff Road when it ran off to the left and struck a pedestrian who was walking westbound on the eastbound shoulder.”
The pedestrian was killed as a result of the crash.
Master Trooper Brian Jones later confirmed that the driver of the Buick, Jamie Lanier, is being charged in connection to the wreck.
Online records show he was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center early Friday on charges of driving under suspension, reckless homicide as well as hit and run involving death.
He remains behind bars on a $105,650 bond as of 4 p.m. Friday.
Horry County Fire Rescue and the Tabor City Fire Department both responded to the scene.
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