Pedestrian killed after being hit by a car on Highway 544 in Horry County

One person died after being hit by a motor vehicle on S.C. Highway 544 on Tuesday night.

Emergency crews went to the crash around 9 p.m., according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Matt Southern said a Mercedes hit the pedestrian as the person tried to cross Highway 544. The victim went to the hospital where they later died.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash. The Horry County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the victim.

Emergency crews closed lanes of Highway 544 for a couple of hours while they tended to the scene.

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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.