Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in overnight wreck in Horry County

Troopers with South Carolina Highway Patrol say a pedestrian was killed along U.S. 701 near Bucksport after being struck by a car early Monday morning (FILE/MGN)

A 28-year-old woman was killed in a wreck on Highway 701 early Monday morning, according to the Horry County Coroner's Office.

Christine Lawson, of Myrtle Beach, was walking in the road on U.S. Highway 701 and Kinlaw Lane near Bucksport around 3:30 a.m. when she was hit by a car, according to Cpl Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol and Michelle McSpadden, with the coroner's office.

The driver went into a ditch after they hit the pedestrian, Collins said.

Collins said the Lawson died on scene and the driver was taken to the hospital. The driver's condition has not been released, as of this posting.

Collins said the driver does not face any charges since the pedestrian was illegally in the roadway.

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