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Pedestrian killed trying to cross U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach

A pedestrian struck by two cars on U.S. 17 Bypass at the 21st Avenue North intersection early Sunday was pronounced dead of his injuries at a nearby hospital, according to an email from Tamara Willard, chief deputy coroner for the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Myrtle Beach police say Gregory Guy Wolfe, 54, of Bentonville, Ark., was attempting to cross the bypass at 12:38 a.m. and was walking eastbound on the crosswalk when he was struck.

Witnesses at the scene told police that northbound and southbound traffic on U.S. 17 Bypass had a green light at the time.

The first driver told police she was traveling northbound and did not see the pedestrian crossing the road until he walked in front of her 2005 Toyota Sienna and she had no time to stop. A second driver in a 2010 Mercury Mariner was traveling behind the Sienna and told police he attempted to avoid Wolfe after he was struck, but could not.

Wolfe was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center where he died from his traumatic injuries at 1:12 a.m., Willard said.

No charges have been filed against the drivers.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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