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Coroner IDs pedestrian killed near Myrtle Beach area Tanger Outlets

Fatal pedestrian crashes in Horry County

There have been 48 traffic fatalities in South Carolina as of Jan. 23. Ten of those have involved pedestrians.
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There have been 48 traffic fatalities in South Carolina as of Jan. 23. Ten of those have involved pedestrians.

A 44-year-old pedestrian died on Friday night after being struck by a van near the Tanger Outlets off U.S. Highway 501 in the Myrtle Beach area.

Jewel Rogers, of Santee, died of injuries suffered in the collision, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy.

Emergency crews responded to Highway 501 near Waccamaw Pines Drive for the reported wreck around 7:20 p.m., according to Lance Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Rogers was trying to cross Highway 501 when a Nissan van traveling north struck her, Jones said.

Highway Patrol continues its investigation into the incident.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.


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