Teen dies one week after being ejected from vehicle

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A teenager who was thrown from a vehicle in an accident last week has died from his injuries.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says 18-year-old Jessie Blackwelder of Harrisburg, NC died early Saturday afternoon at the Grand Strand Medical Center.

Myrtle Beach Police say the accident occurred just before noon last Saturday when a silver Jeep Cherokee collided with a black Ford SUV near Grissom Parkway and 17 Ave. South.

Police say Blackwelder and one other person were ejected from the vehicles. That person was treated for injuries and later released.

Among the first on the scene were Myrtle Beach Fire and Rescue along with the Myrtle Beach Police Beach Patrol.

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