HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 67-year-old Myrtle Beach man died Tuesday after he was hit and killed by an SUV while trying to cross Highway 501 near Carolina Forest Boulevard, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Robert Grant died at the scene from multiple traumatic injuries, Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said.

The incident happened at about 5:15 a.m. near W. Perry Road as he was walking west across the highway and was hit by a 2006 GMC Envoy that was traveling south, according to Lance Cpl. Lena Butler of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Envoy was alone in the vehicle and was not injured, Butler said.

Horry County Fire Rescue was dispatched at 5:13 a..m. and reported critical injuries. Beach-bound traffic was blocked while emergency crews worked in the area.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety and Horry County police are investigating.

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