Coroner ID’s pedestrian killed on Hwy 501 near Tanger Outlets

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A pedestrian walking on Highway 501 was hit and killed by a car early Wednesday morning, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Cpl. Sonny Collins reports the pedestrian was walking illegally on the road near the Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach around 3 a.m. Wednesday when the person was hit by a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The pedestrian, identified as Cecil Britt, 56, by the Horry County Coroner’s Office, died as a result of injuries from the crash.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden says Britt was new to Myrtle Beach after recently moving to the area from North Carolina.

The driver of the car involved was not injured and will not face charges, confirms Cpl. Collins.