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Highway 701 cleared after accident with injuries

Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) The South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating an accident with reported injuries on Highway 701 in Horry County Wednesday afternoon.

According to the agency's website, the accident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. near Baker's Chapel.

According to Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a Chevy Blazer going toward the beach on Highway 701 crossed over into the opposite lane hitting a truck that was pulling a horse trailer and a Nissan car going the opposite way.

The driver of the Blazer was taken to Conway Medical Center. The driver of a Nissan car was air-lifted to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the Blazer may face charges, Collins said.

Highway 701 near Highway 22 was reportedly closed due to the accident.

Horry County Fire and Rescue units on scene reported that the accident near Adrian Highway involved multiple vehicles and multiple medic units were requested.

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