One person dead after being hit by car on Highway 544

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RED HILL, SC (WBTW) – Troopers are investigating after a person was hit and killed on Highway 544.

According to Horry County Fire Rescue, the crash happened on Highway 544 and Fox Hollow Road. A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge identified the person as Jonthan Johnson. He was taken to the hospital following the crash where he later died.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Johnson was struck by the car while attempting to cross Highway 544.

No other injuries are reported.

One lane in each direction on Highway 544 had been closed as emergency crews work. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.

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