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Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Socastee Friday night

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A 40-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday night near the intersection of Dick Pond Road and Highway 707 in Socastee, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

John Paul Therrien, originally from Michigan, was attempting to cross the road when he was struck about 7:45 p.m., according to the Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard. Therrien was taken to Grand Strand Hospital, where he died from his injuries at 8:04 p.m.

The driver and passenger of the 2008 Dodge that struck Therrien were not injured, according to SCHP, which is still investigating.

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