Florida man killed on Highway 17 near Atlantic Beach hit by North Myrtle Beach police cruiser

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Florida man died early Saturday morning after being hit by a North Myrtle Beach cruiser while he was walking “illegally” across Highway 17 just south of Atlantic Beach, authorities said.

Nicholas R. Shroyer, 39, of Orlando, Florida, was the man killed, according to Deputy Horry County Coroner Dale Trevathan. The incident happened about 2:35 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 17 and 29th Avenue South.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brian Lee said Saturday afternoon that the officer was driving his 2016 Chevrolet cruiser north on Highway 17 and that the person was crossing the road illegally.

Pat Dowling, a spokesman for the city of North Myrtle Beach, also said Saturday that the officer was not at fault. The SCHP is investigating. Count on News13 for updates.

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