Police chase, chain reaction wrecks cause delays at 544 and 17 interchange

Police chase, chain reaction wrecks cause delays at 544 and 17 interchange

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An pair of accidents on Highway 544 caused heavy traffic in the area of Highway 544 and Highway 17 Bypass in gridlock Sunday.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol the first of the two wrecks happened just before noon in front of the Arby’s on Highway 544.

Acoording to the SCHP, a high speed chase between Horry County Police and a suspect ended when the suspect collided head-on with another vehicle. A viewer submitted a photo to our Facebook page of the car in a ditch in front of Arby’s.

The public cad displays the below information in relation to the incident.

The second crash was a result of a chain reaction with the at-fault driver failing to yield and causing a domino effect according to SCHP.

Though one car appeared stacked on top of another, no major injuries occurred as a result of the wreck.

All lanes are blocked on east bound Highway 544 at 17 Bypass and the left lane is open on west bound 544.

WMBF News has a crew on the way and will update you as new information becomes available.

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