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Coroner: Carolina Forest man killed after being struck by vehicle

A Carolina Forest man has died nearly two weeks after he was struck by a vehicle near his home, said Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Christopher Powell, 43, was struck by a vehicle near Oxbow Road in the Carolina Forest area June 6, Willard said. The crash happened on private property in a driveway, said Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol

He was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he died from multiple traumatic injuries Wednesday, Williard said.

Collins said there will be no charges filed in connection with the incident.

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