Pedestrian killed in hit and run

Dirk J. Derrick
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Posted on Jan 20, 2014

South Carolina Highway Patrol reported a fatal accident on Saturday, January 18th around 2:33 a.m. A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Nichols Highway.

The SCHP report states that a 17 year old was traveling on Nichols Highway and came upon an ambulance responding to an earlier accident in the area. The driver made an attempt to swerve around the ambulance and in doing so hit and killed a pedestrian.

The driver did not stop, and was later arrested and charged with hit and run involving death and reckless driving. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler confirmed in his report that the death of the pedestrian was due to "multiple trauma of being hit by a motor vehicle."