North Myrtle Beach Police are asking for help to find the vehicle that fled the scene after striking and killing a 21-year-old woman early Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach.
Corissa L. Irvin, 21, of New Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said. She was believed to have been walking home after work when she was struck.
The woman was in the area for the summer and authorities said she worked at Barefoot Landing and lived in the Windy Hill area.
Two northbound lanes of U.S. 17 between Ocean Creek Drive and 48th Avenue South were closed for several hours for the investigation into the crash, said Nicole Aiello, North Myrtle Beach spokeswoman.
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Authorities were called at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to the area, which is near the Cracker Barrel at the stop light at Ocean Creek, Aiello said. The vehicle involved in the incident had fled the scene when authorities arrived.
The S.C. Highway Patrol was called to assist North Myrtle Beach officials in the investigation. The S.C. Highway Patrol's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team determined that the car involved in the incident could have front end damage to the right side near the headlight, possible damage to the windshield and that the damage is probably about 27 inches from the ground.
Anyone who sees a vehicle with that type of damage should call the police immediately at 280-5511. The North Myrtle Beach Police department is also asking that businesses with surveillance cameras that overlook Highway 17 north of 48th Avenue South check their video to see if it has any information about the hit and run.
The woman's death is the second in a month in the area.
A Russian woman was killed about 7 p.m. Thursday when she was struck while crossing the street at 21st Avenue North and Greens Boulevard, according to authorities.
Myrtle Beach police said no charges will be filed in 20-year-old Delva Bondaeva's death. She was an exchange student from Elista, Russia.
Authorities said the woman lived off Greens Boulevard and was believed to have been on her way to work at Broadway at the Beach.
On July 23, Steven Roberge, 33, was killed after he was struck by a truck while crossing U.S. 17 Business in Surfside Beach, authorities said.
Roberge was in the median just south of S.C. 544 at 9:55 p.m. July 23 when he was hit by a 1998 GMC pickup driven by a 67-year-old man, said Lance Cpl. Bob Beres with the highway patrol.
More details will be posted as they become available.