Highway Patrol responds to fatal hit and run accident

Law enforcement at the scene of the accident Thursday afternoon.

Area officers were on the scene of an accident on Highway 707 and Long Wood Drive in Horry County Thursday afternoon.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol's website has the incident listed as a fatal hit and run accident that occurred around 2 p.m.

A citizen called 911 after seeing the body, according to Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said on Friday morning that she is working to notify the family of the deceased before releasing his identity.

She also said an autopsy has not yet been scheduled.

We will post more information on this story as soon as it is made available to us.