HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 28-year-old man died Thursday morning after being hit by a car on Highway 17 Bypass near Myrtle Beach, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler.

A pickup truck was traveling north on Highway 17 Bypass while the pedestrian was walking west across Highway 17 Bypass, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Blake Thompkins of the Myrtle Beach area died at the scene from trauma caused by being hit, Fowler said.

The incident happened at about 7:10 a.m. and the northbound lanes of Highway 17 Bypass remained shut down at Coventry Boulevard while emergency crews worked at the scene, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

Further details about the crash had not been released as of Thursday afternoon.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating with assistance from the Horry County and Myrtle Beach police departments.

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