Coroner IDs Murrells Inlet man killed while crossing SC 544

The Horry County Corner’s Office has identified a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on S.C. 544 Tuesday night.

Jonathan Johnson, 37, of Murrells Inlet, was pronounced dead at Conway Hospital from injuries in the crash, said Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.

Crews were called to the crash about 9 p.m. on 544 near Fox Hollow Road.

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

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