SCDPS: 3 killed on South Carolina roadways over the weekend

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Three people were killed on South Carolina roadways over the weekend according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

As of Friday, January 17, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, January 19, at midnight, two people were killed on the South Carolina roads, and one pedestrian was killed according to a news release from SCDPS.

Two of these crashes happened locally.

SCHP states that around 2:33 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, Reanna Strickland, 17, was traveling south on Nichols Highway when she approached an ambulance responding to a previous crash. Strickland swerved to go around the ambulance and fatally hit a pedestrian. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the pedestrian killed as Brenda Cook, 48, from the Galivants Ferry area.

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According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a 1999 Toyota was going east on Highway 90 around 6:15 a.m., on Sunday, January 12, when it crossed into the westbound lane, and hit the driver of a 2013 Chevy Cruz head on. Crystal Grizzard, 27, from Little River, SC was pronounced at the scene by Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Williard.

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As of January 19, 33 people have died on South Carolina highways in 2014, compared to the 36 highway deaths during the same time period last year. Two of those deaths occurred in Horry County in 2014, 1 in Darlington County, and 1 in Dillon County.

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