Murrells Inlet man dies after hit by pickup truck on Hwy. 501

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was killed Friday morning after being hit by a pickup truck on Hwy 501.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with highway patrol says the crash happened around 6:19 a.m. Friday as a Ford F-150 was merging onto Hwy 501 North from Forestbrook Road. The truck hit the pedestrian, who was standing in the road illegally, according to Cpl. Collins.

The Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden says the pedestrian killed in the accident is Roderick Russell, 48, of Murrells Inlet.

Cpl. Collins says no charges will be brought against the driver of the pickup truck.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area as emergency crews and state troopers cleared the scene where Forestbrook Road merges onto Hwy 501 North.