This week in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it is reported that a pedestrian died after being hit early Tuesday morning by a car. The accident occurred on US-17.
North Myrtle Beach spokeswoman Nicole Aiello says that police received a call at 1:31 AM reporting that a pedestrian had been hit near Cracker Barrel restaurant on Highway 17. The person that called said it appeared to be a hit and run accident.
Following the call, the Horry County Coroner's Office said that 21-year-old Corissa L. Irvin was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The office said that Irvin suffered internal injuries as a result of the collision and had been working in North Myrtle Beach at a business in Barefoot Landing over the summer.
Following the collision, investigators shut down two northbound lanes of US-17 and the South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to assist with the investigation of the accident. The South Carolina Highway Patrol believes that the vehicle that hit the pedestrian may have sustained front-end damage near the right headlight as the results of the collision. Police say that the car may have also suffered windshield damage and are asking the public to offer assistance in finding the driver.