Man arrested in connection to crash that killed pedestrian near Market Common

Juan Carlos Ayala-Morales
Juan Carlos Ayala-Morales(MBPD/WMBF)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 6:54 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2022 at 10:28 AM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Myrtle Beach.

MCpl. Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department says the accident happened around 6 p.m. Friday in the area of Farrow Parkway and Fred Nash Boulevard. The crash blocked traffic for several hours Friday night.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said Saturday that the pedestrian, identified as 55-year-old Timothy Jodoin, died less than an hour after being taken to a hospital. Willard added that Jodoin lived in Myrtle Beach.

Vest later confirmed that 39-year-old Juan Carlos Ayala-Morales was taken into custody in connection to the wreck. Online records show he was charged with driving without a license and booked into the Myrtle Beach Jail late Friday.

No further information was immediately available.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department is investigating.

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