Coroner’s office identifies man killed after being hit by car on Highway 501 in Horry County

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a deadly crash in Horry County Monday morning.

The person killed has been identified as 34-year-old Casey Gates, who was homeless, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden.

The crash happened around 1:32 a.m. along Highway 501 North near Forestbrook, according to the Highway Patrol’s traffic website.

A 2011 Ford SUV was traveling north on Highway 501 when it struck Gates in the roadway, according to Lance Corporal Nick Pye with SCHP.

This is the second crash on Highway 501 that resulted in the death of a pedestrian since Friday.

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