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Arrest made, new details released in hit-and-run where victim was thrown under car

(JRLDC; WPDE)

The victim of a hit-and-run was hit and thrown under another car while attempted to cross the street during a red light, according to newly released incident reports.

Documents show that, on Aug. 7 around 9:10 p.m., a Myrtle Beach officer was called to 21st Avenue North and Greens Boulevard for a car crash.

Upon arrival, the responding officer was met by another officer who witnessed the collision and said it was a car versus pedestrian.

According tot the report, the victim was walking south on Greens Boulevard going across 21st Avenue North.

The victim entered the intersection while traffic on 21st had a red light. However, shortly after entering the intersection, the light turned green.

Witnesses said cars in traffic at that time saw the victim in the intersection and stayed stopped to let them cross.

An officer was traveling on 21st when a vehicle enter the intersection with a green light, hitting the victim in the crosswalk.

The victim was thrown under a stopped car, according to the report.

The responding officer checked the city surveillance cameras and determined the offender's subsequent route.

A BOLO was issued for the offender vehicle.

On Wednesday, police announced that the vehicle had been located and an arrest had been made.

The offender has since been identified as Jessie Ray Ricketts, 38, of Myrtle Beach.

Detention records show Ricketts was released on bail from J. Reuben Long Detention Center Friday morning.

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