A homeless man was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night at U.S. 17 and 21st Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach.
Isaac Gene Hodge, 45, attempted to cross U.S. 17 South at about 8:45 p.m. while two vehicles were traveling southbound, authorities said.
The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe and another vehicle were traveling in separate lanes, and a vehicle in one of the lanes slowed down when the driver saw Hodge in the roadway while the other vehicle continued southbound, according to Pat Dowling, North Myrtle Beach spokesman.
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The driver of the Tahoe saw Hodge crossing at the last minute and hit the brakes, but it was too late, according to the driver. The driver hit Hodge in the roadway, while the vehicle in the other lane continued southbound, authorities said.
A witness passing by stopped, jumped out of their vehicle, checked to see if Hodge had a pulse, but didn’t feel one. North Myrtle Beach officers did CPR when they arrived before EMS arrived and Hodge was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Dowling said.
The South Carolina Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident.