Coroner’s office identifies man hit by tractor trailer on Highway 501 near Conway


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CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — The coroner’s office has identified a man hit by a tractor trailer Monday on Highway 501 in Conway.

54-year-old Christopher Ford, of Florence, was hit as he walked along Highway 501 near Enoch Road, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Around 2:40 a.m., South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were sent to the area of Highway 501 near Enoch Road, about 3 miles north of Conway.

When they arrived they discovered a crash between a freightliner tractor trailer and a pedestrian, according to authorities.

The tractor trailer was traveling north on Highway 501 when it hit Ford, who was walking along the road. Ford died on scene of multiple traumatic injuries.

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