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Police complete investigation into fatal crash involving pedestrian in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach Police have completed their investigation into a fatal crash that involved a pedestrian last week, according to a news release from police Chief Mike Frederick.

No charges will be filed against the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian, Frederick said.

The Sun News is not releasing the driver's name because there are no charges.

The incident occurred early Thursday in Surfside Beach when Christopher Albright, 61, of Surfside Beach, was struck by a vehicle about 6:30 a.m. in the 100 block of U.S. 17 Business North, Frederick said.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and had been cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

Surfside Beach’s traffic collision reconstruction specialist responded to the scene to conduct a post collision investigation and the state Highway Patrol’s Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team assisted.

The investigation determined that the driver's vehicle had been traveling in the proper lane and direction, was moving at a speed well below the posted speed limit and at a speed commensurate with conditions, and that the headlights were being utilized in accordance with state law, Frederick said.