Pedestrian killed in US 17 collision

A person struck and killed by a motor vehicle Friday evening in Murrells Inlet has been identified by authorities as Virgil Alfred ,41, of Murrells Inlet.

On Nov. 15, around 8:50 p.m., South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a call regarding an accident on Highway 17 near Route 707.

The SCHP officers reported that a 2018 Dodge pickup truck was traveling north on US 17 when it struck Alfred, who was crossing the highway.

Alfred died as a result of the crash.

The unidentified driver of the truck was uninjured and has not been charged by authorities.

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