Man dies after SUV hits tree

LONGS, SC (WMBF) – A man died in a traffic accident in the Longs area of Horry County Saturday.

Coroner Robert Edge identified the man as 33-year-old Nickolaus Bellamy.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Bellamy was driving a 1994 Ford Bronco west on Freemont Rd. at 5:09 p.m. Saturday when he ran off the road in a curve and hit a tree. Troopers said Bellamy was not wearing a seat belt.

Edge said Bellamy lived on Freemont Rd. near where the accident happened. He said Bellamy died of internal injuries at 6:11 p.m. in the emergency room of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

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