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Coroner: One person identified after deadly crash on U.S. 501

Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a fatal crash along U.S. 501 near the Myrtle Beach Speedway around 3:45 Wednesday afternoon, according to Mark Nugent, public information officer with the department.

Robert Lee Toney, 82, from Myrtle Beach was killed while crossing the highway after being hit by a trailer being towed by a truck, Darris Fowler, Horry County deputy coroner, said.

Toney died on scene from multiple traumas.

Fowler said that the death was accidental.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

Megan Tomasic: 843-626-0343, @MeganTomasic

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