SCHP responds fatal accident involving a pedestrian

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian that occurred Wednesday evening outside of Conway.

Brent Kelly with the South Carolina Highway Patrol tells WMBF News that the accident occurred just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 501 and Savannah Bluff Road.  A Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling south on Highway 501 when it struck a person in the road.  No charges will be filed because the pedestrian was reportedly in the road illegally.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says the deceased is 56-year-old Leland Thibodeau from Conway.  He died at the Conway Medical Center Emergency Room from injuries he sustained from the accident.

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