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Coroner releases identity of person found dead in Socastee ditch

An investigator takes pictures in a ditch along the Peachtree Road, where a body was found Saturday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
An investigator takes pictures in a ditch along the Peachtree Road, where a body was found Saturday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

The pedestrian who died last week after a traffic wreck along Peachtree Road has been identified.

Officials say 28-year-old Rachel Ann King was found Saturday morning in a ditch after a wreck on Aug. 12, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell.

King originally was from Charleston but had been living in Horry County, Dontell said. She died of multiple injuries from being struck by a 2007 Ford vehicle.

“Her family described her as a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt whose ambitious spirit will continue to live on through her family,” Dontell said in the release.

A 13-year-old boy found the body while riding his bike in the area around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the vehicle struck her around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 12 while traveling south on Peachtree Road. The driver did not suffer any injuries, according to SCHP.

The highway patrol is continuing to investigate, Dontell said.

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