Coroner identifies driver killed in crash on Highway 90 involving garbage truck

Coroner identifies driver killed in crash on Highway 90 involving garbage truck
Source: HCFR

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Horry County Friday morning, according to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey.

The collision, which involved a garbage truck, happened around 7:45 a.m. on Highway 90 near Star Bluff Road. For a time, the roadway was shut down in both directions as crews worked the scene. As of about 10:30 a.m., the roadway has reopened.

Jerry P. Thompson, 78, of Longs, was killed in the crash, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell.

Highway Patrol determined that Thompson was the driver at fault in the collision.

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