“Tragic Accident” Resulted In The Death Of A Child

The incident occurred around 4p.m last Tuesday on Blue Ridge Trail in the Timber Ridge community.

A young child was struck and killed while an SUV was backing up in a North Myrtle Beach neighborhood.

The incident occurred around 4p.m last Tuesday on Blue Ridge Trail in the Timber Ridge community.

On Monday, the Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the child as 1-year-old, Jazlyn Verganza.

The police report states that a witness saw the child run behind the black SUV parked in front of a residence and noticed that the vehicle’s reverse lights came on. They then attempted to warn the driver that the child was behind the vehicle but could not get there in time.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say the driver was “visibly upset” in the driveway after the accident, adding that the incident is a “tragic accident” and the driver will not face charges.