SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) — A pedestrian died after being hit by a car Saturday night on Socastee Boulevard, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at about 8:20 p.m. near Weeks Drive, HCFR said.

The person who died was identified as 53-year-old Gabriel Carrillo Palma, according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Palma died while trying to cross the road, officials said.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating. The Horry County Police Department is assisting.

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