Hwy 701 now open after injury accident

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Highway 701 is now open after an injury crash blocked traffic for several hours in the Bucksport area of Horry County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on Highway 701 South at Browns Chapel Avenue around 8:53 p.m.

We're told by first responders that it took them an hour to get extricate at least one victim from the car.

Two victims with serious traumas were flown to Grand Strand Regional, but their conditions are unknown at this hour.

A WMBF News photographer on the scene could see a semi that appeared to be involved in the crash. Traffic was backed up about a mile behind it until early Friday morning.

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