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Coroner: Body found in Socastee identified

Police say body found in Socastee was hit by a car days ago

Police say a body found by a teenager Saturday morning is a pedestrian who was hit on August 12th.

The Horry County coroner has identified the body as 28-year-old Rachel Ann King. She is originally from the Charleston area but had recently been living in Horry County, according to the coroner's office.

The coroner's office was told King was "a loving mother, daughter, sister, and aunt whose ambitious spirit will continue to live on through her family."

According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, King was hit by a Ford truck at 12:30 a.m.

The vehicle was going south on Peachtree Road in the Socastee area.

King died of "multiple injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident," according to the coroner's office.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is investigating the incident.

It is unknown if the police have identified the driver of the truck.

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